music

The Growing Popularity of Classical Music in Japan

When you think about classical music, you most probably picture countries in Europe. Vienna in Austria is said to be where classical music was born and Berlin in Germany is the home to beautiful opera houses. There is also Italy as a lot of well-known classical pieces are written in Italian. However, it is uncommon…

Get Unlimited Club Access and Party All Night in Tokyo With This Awesome App!

Your visit to Tokyo (東京) will never be complete without hitting the bar. The city boasts the world’s best nightlife. There are many amazing clubs with top-of-the-line sound systems where both the Japanese and non-Japanese let loose in order to mingle or find a date. However, some places can be expensive to enter. So if…

Catch These 6 Famous International Acts Live in Concert in Japan This 2017!

The recent horrifying event that occurred at Ariana Grande’s concert in Manchester makes concertgoers and music fans uneasy. Despite this critical time, there is no stopping the eagerness of artists to perform and prove the world that concerts are supposed to be a place of love, peace, and harmony. Aside from Japan’s homegrown talents, several…

5 Fun Japanese Musical Films That Will Put a Bounce in Your Step

La La Land’s box office success and numerous awards put the spotlight back to the nearly forgotten musical genre. This Hollywood film, starring Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone, is showing in Japan from February 24, 2017. While waiting for its theatrical release, how about checking out these five contemporary Japanese musical films? 1. The Happiness…

Do You Know the Traditional Japanese Instrument Made of Snakeskin?

Purchasing a sanshin (三線) is like becoming an artist. The sanshin is one of those rare traditional instruments in Japan which takes several weeks to assemble. The art of making it is based on really old customs which is both complex and an exciting thing to do. But do you know that it played an…

An Introduction to Exile, Japan’s Most Popular R&B Pop Band!

With so many boy bands in Japan, some are barely noticeable while others stand out from the rest. Among these is a 19-member Japanese pop and R&B band which originated in the capital city of Tokyo. They are known for singing and dancing and, of course, performing their music on stage. How did the Band…

Going to a Concert in Japan? Here Are 4 Things Japanese Concerts Do Differently

Nothing compares to the thrill of hearing your favorite songs live. However, if you’re an avid concert goer back home, you may be surprised at how different things can be in Japan. The Japanese concert is called a “live” (from live show, or live concert) and there are four huge differences from how things are…

Students in Japan Will Soon See Hatsune Miku Featured in Their Textbooks!

Hatsune Miku, the popular Vocaloid star, is going to be featured in the textbooks of first-year high school students in Japan. Her huge popularity in the Japanese music industry makes her well-known even among children. Thanks to her Vocaloid composer, Kikuo, her songs have been influencing many aspects of Japanese society – now including education!…

This Taiko Festival is a Must-See for Excitement, Music and Tradition All in One!

The temple at Narita-san is beautiful any time of year, but the beginning of spring is one of the best times to visit. Not only are the ume and sakura trees in blooms, but every year in April there is the nationally famous Narita Taiko Festival. Two days of performances, concerts, street food, and festivities;…

Experience This Tokyo Immense Food Festival Where the Goal Is to Fill Your Tummy!

What’s your image of the summer season? While each country has a different perspective of it, the three most significant ones that will first pop into mind in Japan would be fireworks, music, and of course, outdoor food festivals. If you’re in Japan and looking for a good place to enjoy both outdoor food and…