Amazing miniature calendar

Amazing miniature calendar

You may have had a thought like this once: ‘that broccoli looks like a forest from up close’. And then you would cut it up and eat it without thinking about it anymore. That’s not the case with Tatsuya Tanaka, who has created pocket-sized scenes 

Royz

Royz

Royz is one of those great finds which (in my case) you’ll only stumble upon as a Westerner if you’re on YouTube a lot. Thank you YouTube for the suggested videos! I came across their song Noah and that song immediately ended up on my shortlist, 

DIV

DIV

I stumbled upon DIV when I was listening to D=OUT on Youtube (can´t live without it), and their song Seasons immediately got to me. One dive in their playlist and I found out that they also have a wide variety of songs I liked, so 

D=out

D=out

In the visual kei scene it’s sometimes hard to find the few bands that suit your tastes. The different styles in visual kei, with bands close to pop-rock (An Cafe) and heavy metal (The GazettE) doesn’t make it any easier. You might have to search 

MoNoLith

MoNoLith

With many bands in the visual kei genre it’s sometimes hard to figure out which bands are worth listening to and which ones are your style. One of the bands that tackled different styles within the visual kei genre is the band MoNoLith. Credit: MoNoLith 

Wagakki band

Wagakki band

The koto, shakuhachi and tsugaru shamisen are old Japanese instruments. While the shakuhachi was used by the ’emptiness monks’ as a spirit tool, the koto was widely used in court for the rich and wealthy. The shamisen on the other hand was mostly used to 

SID

SID

When you think about music and Japan, you’ll probably either think of pop bands like AKB0048 or the complete opposite: visual kei-bands like The Gazette (more on those two in different posts!). Visual kei is a separate music genre and style that I will not