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And now for some Japanese fusion!


The Wagakki Band fuse traditional Japanese instruments with contemporary rock and punk.  Instruments include  tsugaru-shamisen (Japanese lute), a koto (Japanese harp), a shakuhachi (Japanese flute), a taiko drummer and contemporary rock instruments.


Rin’ combines traditional Japanese musical instruments with modern pop and rock.


BabyMetal is “kawaii metal” (“cute metal”) – a fusion of J-pop idol music and heavy metal.


Keisho Ohno plays Japanese fusion jazz with tsugaru-shamisen