Japanese music

Indulge in Melodious Music Under the Moonlit Autumn Sky at Sankeien in Yokohama

As the long autumn nights approach, are you wondering about what you can do other than explore the nightlife or enjoy a nice dinner? If music is your thing and you are interested in exploring a traditional Japanese garden under the moonlit sky, how about heading to Sankeien (三渓園) to participate in its kangetsukai (観月会)…

Check Out This Unique Bathhouse In Kyoto Combining Relaxation and Live Music!

Have you ever thought of combining a sauna with live music? It may sound weird, but it is actually possible at “Sauna no Umeyu,” a well established public bathhouse located in Kyoto City. It’s definitely not your typical old-fashioned pubic bath as it allows people to enjoy live events in its traditional space. Most of…

Who Is This Japanese Singer That Combines Modern and Traditional Music?

Japan is a country that is very much a blend of traditional meets contemporary. This becomes apparent simply by walking around the streets where you’ll be likely to see a Shinto shrine next to a block of modern apartments; or when you visit someone’s house and see the world’s latest technology sitting alongside tatami mats.…

Do You Know These 2 Unique Music Genres That Originated From Japan?

We all know that Japanese pop culture has a strong influence on the world – be it J-pop, anime, manga, and whatnot. When it comes to Japanese music, we tend to only remember J-pop as it appears the most on TV and radio. However, there are a few genres which are not mainstream but are…

What Else Can This Successful Japanese Composer Wish For?

Ryuichi Sakamoto (坂本龍一) is an actor-musician who is known for his musical score and soundtrack for the 1983 film entitled Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence (戦場のメリークリスマス). He also took the role of a Japanese prisoner-of-war camp commandant in the same movie. As an Academy Award winner who survived throat cancer himself, he only wishes for one…

Why is Japanese Girl Band LAGOON Going to Break Up?

Japanese all-girl band LAGOON has just announced their disbandment! The group only made their debut in 2014, so it has not been long since the formation of the band. What happened? The Members LAGOON is an all-girl pop-rock band made up of 5 girls that was formed in 2014. The band was managed by Stardust…

Is This Masked J-Pop Idol Group Your Kawaii Dream or Worst Nightmare?

There are so many idol groups in Japan that it becomes nearly impossible to become the next big thing that people will forever remember. In order to stand out from the rest, groups need to have a gimmick. One of these groups has actually found a jaw-dropping solution by hiding behind masks. The group is…

Welcome J-Pop Artist Utada Hikaru Back to the Music Scene with Sakura!

Fans of Utada Hikaru (宇多田ヒカル) will have probably already heard of her upcoming return to the Japanese music scene this year. Now by showing her your love online you don’t only get to celebrate her return, you will be able to help the earthquake and tsunami stricken region of Tohoku turn a bit brighter. Read…

Check Out These 5 Japanese Rock Bands Behind the Best Anime Songs

Choosing only one anime song that is the best, is like asking to choose between a full buffet of twenty different cake flavors. It is difficult. And for anime fans who have seen a lot of series and movies, having a complete playlist of their favorite soundtracks comes naturally. But while there are a lot…

Arashi: All You Ever Wanted to Know About Japan’s Favorite Male Idols

The moment you arrived at the airport, you saw these 5 people at the Japan Tourism billboard. Then you saw them again in some beer advertisements. When you switched on the TV, there they were again on a game show. Then you walked into the music store, and you saw these people again on the…
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