And as cherry blossoms say goodbye to another Spring, nothing better than a collection of Spring songs! Enjoy!♪ – Sakura by Ikimonogakari – Sakura by Ketsumeishi https://dailymotion.com/video/x1at9r – Haru yo, koi by Matsutouya Yumi – Sakura by Moriyama Naotarou – Sekai wa mada kimi wo shiranai by Abe Mao – Sakurazaka by Fukuyama Masaharu – Saraba Seishun by Chatmonchy – Haru to Namari by FoZZtone – Haru ~ Spring ~ by Hysteric Blue … More Top 10 Japanese Spring songs!
L’Arc-en-Ciel (“The Rainbow” in French, stylized as L’Arc~en~Ciel) is a Japanese rock band founded in 1991 in Osaka. The group has sold over 15 million albums and 16 million singles. In 2003, they were ranked 58 on a list of the top 100 Japanese pop musicians by HMV Japan. While they first got their start … More Japanese Music: L’Arc~en~Ciel
Today I’m introducing to you a really talented young singer! Ladies and gentlemen, Sakura Maya! Sakura Maya (さくらまや, born Kusano Maya (草野真耶) on 26 July 1998 in Obihiro, Hokkaidō, Japan) is an enka singer and child actress. Maya Sakura is the child of two successful restaurant owners. She began to learn to play the violin … More Japanese Music: Sakura Maya (さくらまや)
Last Friday I went to Yokohama to watch the Kanagawa Philharmonic Orchestra 289th Regular Concert (Sonorité)! Having come to Japan with the intent of continuing my music, and consequently entering the wind orchestra where I’m currently playing was a huge step, and I still have much to learn. Furthermore, going to watch and listen to … More Kanagawa Philharmonic Orchestra Concert in Yokohama!
K-ON!‘s story revolves around four Japanese high school girls who join Sakuragaoka Girl’s High School’s light music club to try to save it from being disbanded, however, they are the only members of the club. At first, Hirasawa Yui has no experience playing musical instruments or reading sheet music as she is only familiar with … More Anime: K-ON! (けいおん！)
Certainly many of you think about Geisha when thinking about Japan, right? But do you really know what is a Geisha? And for those who know a little more, have you heard of Maiko? What about Oiran? Today I will briefly explain what is the difference between them. Geisha (芸者), as the meaning of the … More Culture Point 2 – Geisha, Maiko and Oiran: What’s the difference?
Ever heard of Hatsune Miku (初音ミク)? It is basically a singing synthesizer application with a female voice, developed by Crypton Future Media. Saying it just like that makes it sound kinda professional, but actually it is a really strong and wide marketing icon. I thought it was quite interesting when I made a quick search … More Video of the Week: Hatsune Miku (初音ミク)
I just had to grab the chance to present you the newest single of Chihara Minori (茅原実里), SELF PRODUCER! It’s the opening theme of the anime お兄ちゃんだけど愛さえあれば関係ないよねっ (oniichan dakedo ai sae areba kankei naiyone) -> this is what I call a long title for an anime xD Anyway, have a look at the PV! It’s … More Video of the Week: SELF PRODUCER by 茅原実里
Do you know what day is today? It’s the International Music Day! So what better lesson than music vocabulary? I’m not entering in a music lesson, so this lesson is for those who already have some knowledge about music! Here we go! First the name of the musical notes. Musical note: 音符 (おんぷ, onpu) Actually … More Japanese Vocabulary Lesson 21: Music
Here is the first Japanese lesson related to music! I’m thinking about doing some more, with musical vocabulary in the future, but for now here is how to say some of the most known musical instruments in Japanese! Woodwind instruments – 木簡楽器 (もっかんがっき, mokkan gakki)Saxophone – サクソフォーン (sakusofo-n) -> サックス (sakkusu) Soprano – ソプラノ (sopurano) Alto – … More Japanese Vocabulary Lesson 14: Musical instruments