J-rock

Heard of these Japanese Rock Stars who are Preachers by Day Hard Rockers by Night?

The importance of religion is basically subjective in nature as it differs from one point-of-view to another. In Japan, most elderly are committed to following certain traditional religious principles while the younger generations tend to be more relaxed. So, in order to communicate with these younger people, a Lutheran Pastor, Kazuhiro Sekino took the chance…

4 of Japan’s Most Popular Song Choices at Karaoke

Karaoke is a great way to relieve stress and to bond with family and friends. Karaoke originates from Japan, and it remains a popular pastime among Japanese people. There are certain songs which are regularly picked by most karaoke goers in Japan. This list will show you 4 of the most popular karaoke song choices!…

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…

The Rise of the Japanese Rock Star Miyavi

He is a Japanese artist has been recognized internationally for his unconventional style of playing the electric guitar with his fingers which is popularly known as “slap style.” You might have heard of his stage name, Miyavi (雅). He is a famous Japanese singer/songwriter, guitarist and a compositor. But let’s take a look at how…

X-Japan’s Yoshiki Debuts Edgy Kimono Collection at 2015 Tokyo Fashion Week

The Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Tokyo is held every year in March and October. In October 2015, Yoshiki who is the band leader of X-Japan, debuted his first kimono collection which is called the “Yoshikimono” at the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Tokyo. Yoshiki grew up in a family who owned a kimono shop so the kimono collection…

Get to Know Japan’s Unconventional Rocker, Gackt!

A singer, musician, songwriter, record producer, actor, and the most interesting person that one can find: Camui M.S. Gackt, or Gackt as he is famously known, at one time, claimed that he was a vampire that was born in 1540. But who is the famous rocker really? Gackt’s Beginnings and Music Career Since the age…

8 Random Facts You May Find Interesting About J-Rocker Miyavi

Miyavi (雅) is known as the Samurai Guitarist for his cool and unique guitar-slapping style. He is also known in the West for his role as Mutsuhiro Watanabe in the movie Unbroken. Here are some of the random facts about Miyavi which you may not have heard before. 1. Unbroken isn’t the first movie he…

Are You a Gackt Fan? Two Must See Movies

Gackt has enjoyed a long and successful career in the Japanese music scene, and even has considerable popularity abroad. In addition to his music career, Gackt has also acted in a few films and TV Series. Two movies you definitely shouldn’t miss as a Gackt fan are Moon Child and Bunraku. Here is a quick…

5 Songs to Help You Get to Know Japanese Superstar Gackt!

Gackt Camui, better known by his stage name “Gackt” was born on July 4, 1973, in Okinawa. As the son of a music teacher, his musical education began quite early. He started playing the piano at age three, and from there added a variety of other instruments to his repertoire. Since the start of his…