Top 5 Popular Japanese Christmas Songs part 2

Ho ho ho! How goes? It’s Mr. Wada back on duty. Previously I’ve introduced Japanese Christmas songs. Since there are more songs to feature, I’ve decided to write another entry for it.

Seasonal songs

Spring
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Top Japanese Rain Songs

Summer
Popular Japanese Summer Songs

Winter
Top 5 Popular Japanese Christmas Songs
Top 5 Popular Japanese Christmas Songs part 2

Top 5 Popular Japanese Christmas Songs Part 2

Silent Eve by Midori Karashima

Original title: サイレント・イヴ
Year released: 1990

It was a theme song of a love-story TV drama in the 90s which was just the time Christmas was turning into a business for couples in Japan.

 

White Love by SPEED

Original title: WHITE LOVE
Year released: 1997

The biggest hit of a girls band from the mid 90s. It’s more like a winter song though. Very J-POP, I’d say.

 

Everything by MISIA

Original title: Everything
Year released: 2000

This song was also for a TV drama in 2000. It’s one of the biggest hits in the 2000s. The lyrics don’t mention but supposedly it is for Christmas time. Well, it sounds like it.

 

Suteki na Holiday by Maria Takeuchi

Original title: すてきなホリデイ
Year released: 2001

Since it was released in 2001, this song has been used for KFC TV commercial every year. Sounds like the way Christmas Eve by Tatsuro Yamashita got popular? (check the previous post) What a co-incidence, she is his wife.

 

HAPPINESS by AI

Original title: ハピネス
Year released: 2011

It’s rather a new song from the 2010s. It was used on Coca-Cola TV commercial during Christmas. CD sales isn’t big but this song is familiarized by many people.

 

Extra: Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence by Ryuichi Sakamoto

Original title: 戦場のメリークリスマス
Year released: 1983

It was composed for a Japanese movie Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence. It is known as one of films that David Bowie starred (Ryuichi Sakamoto also was in the film). This instrumental song remains beautiful through decades.

 

Lastly

Japanese love seasonal songs, I suppose. I will introduce you more songs another time. Stay tuned.

Merry Christmas!

Welcome to USA! Tottori Sand Museum 2017

tottori sand museum 2017

What’s up people? It’s Mr. Wada back on duty. I would like to share our visit to Tottori Sand Museum 2017.

Tottori Sand Museum 2017

So this is the 10th exhibition of Tottori Sand Museum and the theme this year is the USA. You know, it was more like full of history of entertainment. I recommend to enter EARLY If you wanna look around without the crowd. It always gets busy especially in the afternoon.

 

tottori sand museum 2017
I’m the first!

 

Gallery

Entertainment.

 

History

 

Others

 

Sand Dunes

Tottori’s most famous sand dunes are just right next to the sand museum. You know what? We have no reason not to swing by. Please refer to  the previous post for information.

tottori sand museum 2017
Jump!

 

OK, let’s call it a day.

 

Lastly

How do you find it? Every time I visit this place and feel that seeing these with my own eyes is totally different from pictures. It’s really overwhelming. This 10th exhibition will be available until January 3rd, 2018. Don’t miss it! Apparently the next theme for the next year will be Northern Europe. Already looking forward to it!

See you around!

 

He’s also waiting for ya!