Miyavi

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…

4 Japanese Celebrities Who Had Dekikon (Shotgun Marriages)

In Japan, shotgun marriages are known as “Dekichatta kekkon” which literally means “already have a baby – marriage”. It can also be shortened to Deki-kon. During the late 90’s especially, shotgun weddings were hugely publicized in Japan. Notable celebrities who had shotgun marriages include: Namie Amuro (安室奈美恵) At the height of her popularity, she got…

Japanese Beauty Guru Chizu Saeki’s 5 Tips for Perfect Skin!

Have you heard of the lotion mask method? This is a method popularised by Japanese renowned skincare guru Chizu Saeki, who is in her 60s. She used to work for cosmetic producers Guerlain and Dior before opening her own salon. What kind of products does she use that made her so famous? Lotion Face Mask…

5 Japanese Music Acts Who Are Famous Abroad

Japan has the second largest music market in the world, so it may not be surprising that some Japanese artists have achieved fame in other countries. Listed below are five acts – both solo singers and bands – who have gained quite a lot of recognition and international fans! ONE OK ROCK Probably one of…

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…

4 Hairstyles Rocked By Miyavi to Inspire Your Next Salon Visit

Miyavi (雅) is known to have changed his hairstyles many times over the years. Most of the time, his hairstyles are unique and over-the-top styles that most average people would not have. These are some of my favorite hairstyles from Miyavi: 1. The Undercut Miyavi has been sporting various versions of short hairstyles in recent…

5 Songs to Introduce You to J-Rocker Miyavi

If you’ve heard Miyavi (雅)’s name before, you probably know him as the guy who starred as the cruel Japanese soldier in Unbroken, the film directed by Angelina Jolie. But who exactly is Miyavi? Prior to starring in Unbroken, he was already an established J-rock singer in Japan. Visual appeal is one of the main…