Tagged with Minyo


In the spirit of HYPER JAPAN, I thought I’d draw your attention to a rather fantastic CD I bought at the event – ‘Shamazing!’ by Hibiki Ichikawa. One of my highlights from the weekend event was the traditional ‘minyo’ music performance, where audiences were treated to traditional Japanese folk music. There was a mixture of solo … Continue reading

Back from Hyper Japan 2013!

Geisha, shamisen, cosplay, video games – HYPER JAPAN had them all and more this year and it was the best one to date! HYPER JAPAN is a three-day exhibition of Japanese culture in London, encompassing both the traditional and modern. I kept hearing the phrase “the only UK event that truly reflects today’s Japan” used to … Continue reading