Theatrical group Japone Artists will present two brand-new music videos during HYPER JAPAN ONLINE, which makes it a worldwide exclusive premiere. The first video will be premiered on the evening of Saturday 31 July at 20.00 CEST (19.00 BST) and is titled Furusato.
Japone Artists described the song as follows: “We dedicated this music video, Furusato, to Mother Earth with their prayer for love and peace for the Earth, nature, and people.” The music video will be a combination of the musicians performing on their instruments and dance by Kazuma Glen Motomura.
The second music video, titled Toryanse, will be premiered on the afternoon of the 7th of August at 14.00 CEST (13.00 BST). This traditional Japanese children’s song depicts a mother worshipping with her child at a shrine. But it has a terrifying and sad story behind the song. Japone Artists created an extraordinary music video based on this song.
The videos will be premiered on the YouTube channel of HYPER JAPAN and will not only consist of the video premiere, but also an introduction and more making it a video special. During the video premieres, the members of Japone Artists will join the chat to chat with the viewers.
As the group members are currently not all reside in the same country, some parts of the video have been recorded in different locations, such as The Netherlands, Germany and Japan. The video editor Hiromi Haneda combined these recordings to make it one consistent video.
About Japone Artists
Theatrical group Japone Artists are consisting of Japanese artists, based in The Netherlands, Germany and Japan, who perform a mixture of traditional and contemporary arts on the international stage. The theatrical shows that Japone Artists present contain many elements of beauty, drama, humour, projection art and original or remixed stories. Since starting activities in 2016, the theatrical group has been performing at several events with a focus on Japanese culture based in The Netherlands, now it is the first time that they will attend an event outside their home base.
Due to the circumstances of the pandemic, Japone Artists decided to reach their fans via digital platforms. They have been working on new music, theatrical storylines and even started a video podcast, entitled Japone Artists Talk. In May 2021, bass player and composer Yusuke Morita joined as the newest member of Japone Artists. He has been working also for anime productions such as Hirune-Hime (Napping Princess) and Carol & Tuesday. Currently, together with him, Japone Artists are fervently creating original music and videos and the two brand-new videos are the start of it.
Japone Artists from left to right: Hiromi Haneda (Screen Art), Ayumi Matsuda (Recorder/Composer), Utako Arakawa (Vocals), Yoshimi Kawai (Piano/Composer), Kazuma Glen Motomura (Dancer, actor, choreographer) and Yusuke Morita (Bass/Composer)