Shamisen is a Japanese three stringed instrument derived from Chinese Sanxian in 16th century. Shamisen’s characteristics are three strings made from silk thread, wooden body with animal skin and long neck. We play the shamisen with a plectrum, called “Bachi”, or fingers. In 17th century, Shamisen was played at puppet shows and Kabuki as an accompaniment. And then, Maiko and Geiko played the shamisen at banquet. Now a day, Shamisen is an indispensable instrument at traditional music and folk song in Japan. One shamisen is called “Tsugaru Shamisen” in Aomori Tsugaru region. It has styles of renditions, playing in quick tempo and slapping it strongly by a plectrum. Some performers play the Tsugaru Shamisen with contemporary music.

Shinobu Kawashima

Tsugaru Shamisen Musician. Born in 1994. Started to Learn Tsugaru Shamisen in 1999. Won 3 times championship in Tsugaru Shamisen national convention from 2000 to 2010. In 2013, entered Tokyo University of the Arts, department of traditional Japanese music, Shamisen Nagauta. She arranges and releases original music by herself. Also, she makes effort to inherit traditional Japanese culture. Since 2015, she has taken part in “MATSURI JAPAN in Barcelona”. In 2016, she released an original music “Fantastic Shichi henge”. She is one of multi artists with “Nippon Kawaii Culture” in Japan.


Awa Odori

A kind of festivals that have a history of about 400 years. Mostly during August, birthplace of Awa dance, Tokushima prefecture around held throughout Japan in the heart. And especially from 8/12 made on the 15th day a in Tokushima city, Tokushima prefecture Tokushima awaodori is Japan’s largest, during periods Peeper has 1300000 and dancer is about 100000 people. The pattern is in summer is reported in national news events. Spectacular sight take the lilting rhythm of the duple time and said, “elaiyatch, elaiyatch” parading crowds of dancers. In Japan’s world-class traditional performing arts.

 Takarabune[Creative dance group]

Awa dance group of professionals, only in the Yonezawa Obsidian from Tokushima Prefecture (Akira Yonezawa) launched in 1995 in Tokyo, Japan. Over the years 200 stages performances, play the first overseas in 2011. While first appeared in the Honolulu Festival 2011 was held in Hawaii in the same year served as a picture, gets rave reviews. (Appeared in the year 2015), including appearances for the Japan Expo in Paris held in 2014, in addition to Paris around Mumbai, New York and Hong Kong S.A.R.’s first world tour. In a hot performance, since each year world tour, which was updated to modern traditional has captivated the world.



Sumo or sumo wrestling is a competitive full-contact wrestling sport where a rikishi (wrestler) attempts to force another wrestler out of a circular ring (dohyō) or into touching the ground with anything other than the soles of his feet. The characters, 相撲 literally mean “striking one another”.

The sport originated in Japan, the only country where it is practiced professionally. It is generally considered a gendai budō (a modern Japanese martial art), but this definition is misleading, as the sport has a history spanning many centuries. Many ancient traditions have been preserved in sumo, and even today the sport includes many ritual elements, such as the use of salt purification, from the days when sumo was used in the Shinto religion. Life as a wrestler is highly regimented, with rules regulated by the Japan Sumo Association. Most sumo wrestlers are required to live in communal sumo training stables, known in Japanese as heya, where all aspects of their daily lives—from meals to their manner of dress—are dictated by strict tradition.

In recent years, a number of high-profile controversies and scandals rocked the sumo world, with an associated effect on its reputation and ticket sales, while also affecting the sport’s ability to attract new recruits.[1] Despite this setback, sumo’s popularity and general attendance has rebounded due to having multiple yokozuna (or grand champions) for the first time in a number of years and other high-profile wrestlers such as Endō and Ichinojō grabbing the public’s attention.





In 1981, he started music activities from Kwansei Gakuin University while he was in college. Started in 2000 under the name “Spiritual Pianist Acoon”. We also collaborate with Nippon Budokan and overseas performances, fashion shows and readings.
In 2009, he released his first solo album “Souvenir”.
Even as a pianist accompanist, he is working with Masaru Kagetsuki of Japan’s leading opera singer and Miki Akahori of Latin singer.
Co-starring is also highly valued in Hiromichi Okano, the ambient musician who represents Japan, and unit with Rui Wong, a Chinese nationalist.
In 2012 she appeared in a concert in Hong Kong’s largest concert hall.
From 2013 he formed the unit “Sundarand” with the dojeridoo player Mikami Kenji. Release the latest album “ZEN PIANO Zen Piano”. Recently, I also performed performances that make use of the sound of 528 Hz which is said to have DNA repair action, and attract attention from various fields.


“B-STATIONS” [ Dance & Vocal group ]

A dance vocal group born from Boys Station, “B-STATIONS”. Winning popular No.1 for two consecutive titles in a popular vote for a handsome popular actor at Boys Station! First two crown achievement!
One pair of artists who are attracting attention in the Boys Group of the debut in 2016! Just like the concept of Boys Station, which has the meaning of “men’s story starts from here”, we will create the starting place “with the best team, not the strongest one!”. Members are the best team of dance & vocal group ‘LCH’, ‘R.E.V.O’, ‘Ace’ etc!



The kimono is a Japanese traditional garment. The word “kimono”, which actually means a “thing to wear” (ki “wear” and mono “thing”),[2] has come to denote these full-length robes. The standard plural of the word kimono in English is kimonos,[3] but the unmarked Japanese plural kimono is also sometimes used. The kimono is always used in important festival or formal moments, it is the representative of polite and a very formal clothing.