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King of Pop Meets Japanese Traditional Instruments

2015.10.18 Sun

Good music are always good, meaning they will be passed on to next generations. They are loved many and they get covered by many artists as time passes by. Good music are eternal. The latest video to surface shows a traditional Japanese rendition of Michael Jackson’s “Smooth Criminal, performed by professional shakuhachi (a Japanese bamboo flute) player Yuko Watanabe along with two backup performers on a koto (a stringed instrument, also the national instrument of Japan). The harmony of “East meets the West” ...

The Real Deal “KOHARU SUGAWARA”, The Interview | PEOPLE

2015.02.20 Fri

Hi-Bit Magazine has been following KOHARU SUGAWARA for a while now, one of the greatest Japanese female dancers, choreographers out there and today I would like to share some of the stories and insights of the young prospective dancer. Everything written here is based on her true words.  Let's find out what she is all about. I was lucky enough to join KOHARU’s dance workshop held in En Dance Studio in Shibuya (Tokyo) and we sat down for a cup of coffee ...

All Eyes On The Japanese Dancer “Koharu Sugawara” | Video

2014.11.12 Wed

As women’s rights have become more and more hot as a global topic, the number of independent women have been growing here in Japan as well. The story behind that can be explained in many ways but I simply think that women have been thinking the best for themselves for a long time. Japanese dancer & choreographer “Koharu Sugawara” is a good role model in that case and she have proven to be that way as a performer, and also ...

Watch Ichiro’s Miracle Throws | Video

2014.09.04 Thu

Japanese major league superstar Ichiro’s jaw dropping baseball throw is a must see. Yunker (Japanese Energy Drink) has made an commercial video featuring Ichiro, a man who throws like a machine. He has shown the crowd how he can throw in realtime ball-games but this video is something much more. Ichiro is currently 40 years old still playing as a major league baseball player at the Yankees. We wish to see him play more in the future as a Japanese ...

Female Dancer “Rino Nakasone” The Secrets of Success | Video

2014.06.22 Sun

Have you heard of Rino Nakasone, the Japanese female dancer, choreographer , model? She is already very well known in the dance community as she have expanded her dance career in Japan and overseas. So the questions is how did she become so succesful as a dancer and have got recognized by so many people including Janet Jackson? Who is she? "Crazy" is the word that describes her…of course in a good meaning! Her dance skills is off the hook but ...

“Koharu Sugawara” One of The Hottest Female Dancers | Video

2014.03.20 Thu

"I want to keep the pureness of dance which is having fun" says Koharu Sugawara, the Japanese female dancer/choreographer. I think dance is a form of communication and she is extraordinary for expressing her emotions using her whole body. Very simple. Her skills reaches towards music video choreography for Korean female group "2NE1" and she herself was featured on a nike fuel band SE promotional video. One thing I realize among the "greatest" people in any profession is simply "love". Dance ...

Japanese Techno Duo “DRUNKEN KONG” Is Hot | Music

2014.01.20 Mon

Although there are stories about clubs getting busted and decreasing young party people in Japan, the one's who create good music are definitely around. Here I would like to introduce the Japanese DJ/Producer duo "DRUNKEN KONG". DJ Singh (Japanese/Indian) & DJ KYOKO are the one's behind the name and they both have been working in the music scene for a while now. I have seen them play a few times now and to be honest, they now how to make ...

AudioVisual Artist Ryoichi Kurokawa | Video

2013.11.30 Sat

Japanese multimedia artist, Ryoichi Kurokawa produces timeless audiovisual compositions that take on multiple forms, whether video, multi-screen installations, recordings or live performances. In 2010, he was awarded the Golden Nica at Prix Ars Electronica in the Digital Music and Sound Art category. Kurokawa approaches image and sound as one entity, rather than separately. Here's an short documentary from The Creators Project brought to you by Intel and Vice with English subtitles. www.ryoichikurokawa.com/‎