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167 People Playing The Matryomin

Por kirai el 19 de September de 2014 en Music

The matryomin is a musical instrument based on the theremin that is shaped as a matryoshka doll. It is interesting to see the video below with 167 Japanese women dressed in black moving their hands in the air in front of matryoshka doll, with stethoscopes and all of them crossing their legs… Let me say […]

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Osaka Obachan

Por kirai el 29 de April de 2014 en Music

Last weekend we went to have a picnic in Yoyogi. While we were enjoying our time some really nice and lovely old grandmas approached us. One of them started to flirt with our friend Javi and when she found out that we were from Spain she started to dance flamenco until she tripped over and […]

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All I Want for Christmas, Touch You!

Por kirai el 22 de December de 2012 en Music

The Xmas video of Touchy Camera was just released. Touchy is a project by Eric, Tomohiko and Asia that experiments with the social reaction to “being physically touched”. Touchy can’t see (because of his helmet) unless somebody touches him creating a closed electrical circuit. The idea is difficult to explain so it’s better that you […]

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Girls From All Japan’s 47 Prefectures

Por kirai el 05 de December de 2012 en Music

@lapastillaroja sent me this promotional video for Sony’s EXTRA BASS headphones. The video features 47 girls coming from Japan’s 47 prefectures dancing in front of the camera with the headphones on. The first dance starts at second 27 with Honoka Irodori, the girl from Kyoto: Here you have the details of the promotion and the […]

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Por kirai el 24 de September de 2012 en Music

Perfume is a J-pop/electro/techno music group composed by three girls from Hiroshima Ayano Ōmoto, Yuka Kashino and Ayaka Nishiwaki. They founded the band in 2001 and they are right now one of the most popular bands in Japan. They are also starting to build an international presence, for example they made the song for the […]

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Wadaiko Yamato

Por kirai el 23 de July de 2012 en Music

Wadaiko Yamato is the name of a Japanese music group that uses taikos as their main instrument. Wadaiko (和太鼓) means “Japanese drum” and Yamato is the former name of Nara, the capital of Japan in the past. The band has been active for 20years, and it is still popular in Germany and Switzerland where this […]

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Yodobashi Camera song

Por kirai el 17 de July de 2011 en Music

Yodobashi Camera is one of the largest discount home electronics chain stores in Japan. After visiting a Yodobashi Camera store one of the things that you remember from the store is the atmosphere music. The original melody is catchy, sometimes you love it, sometimes you hate it… mostly when you are more than 10 minutes […]

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Sakamoto Ryūichi

Por kirai el 03 de July de 2011 en Music

I’m not much into music but lately I have been listening quite a lot to Sakamoto Ryūichi (坂本 龍一) music, as recommended by Joi Ito. Sakamoto Ryūichi is a Japanese musician and composer that has been active for almost 40 years; he started to be internationally known during the 80s when his electronic music band […]

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