Japone Artists joined the online event of HYPER JAPAN, named HYPER JAPAN ONLINE, to proudly present two brand-new music videos that were created in the last few months, for the songs Furusato and Toryanse.

The first music video, Furusato will be premiered on Saturday 31 July 2021 at 20.00 CEST.

FURUSATO (The Earth): Japone Artists dedicated this music video to Mother Earth with their prayer for love and peace for the Earth, nature, and people.

The second music video, Toryanse, will be premiered on Saturday 7 August 2021 at 14.00 CEST.

TORYANSE: 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!

These music videos will be accompanied by an introduction by vocalist Utako Arakawa and at the end of the video members of Japone Artists come together to talk a bit. Since these videos are not live, the group members will join the premiere party in the chat to answer questions. We hope you will join us on the 31st of July and the 7th of August.

Visit our virtual booth at HYPER JAPAN ONLINE to find more information.

Updated: Jul 5

It has been a while that we have done an episode of our video podcast Japone Artists Talk! We have arrived at episode 3, here we will share with you what has been keeping us busy and we asked some questions to our new member: bassist and composer Yusuke Morita!

Don't forget to subscribe and leave a comment behind. We are looking forward to your questions!

The members who joined this episode are:

Utako Arakawa: Vocals/Soprano/Actress

Ayumi Matsuda: Recorder/Composer

Yoshimi Kawai: Piano/Composer

Hiromi Haneda: Screen Art

Yusuke Morita: Bass player/Composer

Francisca Hagen: Manager/Presenter

Theatrical group Japone Artists is pleased to announce a new member: Yusuke Morita.

Yusuke is a bass player and a composer who has a unique technique inspired by European Jazz, electronic music, and also Flamenco. He can produce small to large ensembles and he plays improvised music too. He has toured the US and EU several times and played many genres of music.

Yusuke is a registered artist of the bass guitar brand “Adamovic basses” from Haarlem, the Netherlands. He is currently working with us from Japan, but we hope to perform with him on stage in the Netherlands and abroad whenever the situation allows!

Soon we will be presenting our new work with Yusuke, please look forward to it.

Yusuke made a special video introduction that can be seen in the Breaking News video that was published recently.

Comment from Yusuke Morita

Hello everyone. Utako Arakawa offered me to become a part of Japone artists this April and I decided to join as a member.

As I told in the video, my bass guitars are build by Adamovic basses and I had an opportunity to visit Haarlem in 2018 during my Europe tour. It was then that I met Utako Arakawa in Haarlem.

I sometimes play with dancers and visual artists also here in Japan, but it’s my first opportunity to join an International theatrical group. We are already busy with creating some materials together online, we can show you those works in the very near future.

I’m looking forward to making new chemistry with Japone Artists and audiences overseas, and I’m also looking forward to finding out what I can do as a Japanese artist as well.

We are still in a hard pandemic situation even now, but I appreciate this opportunity and am looking forward to play in front of people as soon,

Please take care and stay tuned.

Thank you for reading.