Category: Music

  • Cool Japanese Music Vol6 : King Gnu

    King Gnu’s first appearance on Kohaku was in 2019. I’ve seen their name on Yahoo News and other media, and I wondered how to pronounce it. G in here is an unpronounced letter. I know what gnu is. it’s a kind of cow. When I was watching Kohaku, I was probably watching it but not…

  • Cool Japanese Music Vol 4. Utada Hikaru

    It was 1998 when I left Japan. In that year, Hikaru Utada made her debut. So did Ringo Sheena. When I came back to Japan, I can remember my brother asking me, “Do you know Utada Hikaru?” he talked excitedly about her. Hikaru seems to be good friends with her peer Ringo Sheena, and they…

  • Cool Japanese Music Vol 3 : Sheena Ringo

    Another singer who got me hooked from 2015 Kohaku is Sheena Ringo. I’ve heard her name and songs before 2015, and she’s been on Kohaku since 2011, but I have glued to her song “long and short festival – This is Hell or Heaven” on Kohaku 2015! She was so cool. It was a fusion…