Song of the week #1

“Ibara no Umi” (Sea of Thorns) by folk singer-songwriter Chihiro Onitsuka. From the album This Armor (2002)

I came across this song just a few days ago and I’m mesmerized by its soothing beauty… so pure and dreamlike.


The difference between good and bad J-music

“Scarborough Fair” live performance by Emiko Shiratori and her daughter Maika Shiratori.

Underage band AKB48. Ironically, they are far more famous and better sellers than the artists above…