Sai Sai Jaran Jaran #1: SILENT SIREN Eat Seafood With Their Bare Hands at “Dancing Crab”

09.April.2018 | FEATURES / FOOD / SPOT

All-female band SILENT SIREN announced a new article feature on MOSHI MOSHI NIPPON in February. In this new series they leave it to their curiosity and visit different hot spots in Japan. For the first entry, they headed to Dancing Crab, a popular restaurant where you can enjoy eating seafood with your hands. It wouldn’t be an exaggeration to call this place an‘eating attraction’!


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Before sitting down to eat the food, wash your hands with the handwash machine in the restaurant. The machine is decorated with a pink coloured ribbon curtain(until 4/15) and serves as a premonition of the ‘eating festival’ that’s about to start.


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Upon arriving at their seats, the nimble staff quickly laid out a sheet which bears the restaurant’s logo. The rolled paper sheets do not make everything look disorderly – they conceal the table in an instant. There’s a thrilling feeling to it as if watching some kind of magic show. Plates do not arrive. Instead, this sheet is where each piece of food will be placed!


When the drinks arrived, the lights dimmed, and high-tension music began playing. It was as if something was about to happen – all four of them had bewildered looks on their faces. When the lights changed do something like that of being in a club, the staff member, dressed in a skirt, suddenly turned into a dancer and began performing. The customers and staff become one, and for just this one moment, everybody in there became party people! Dance time strikes once every hour, so if you’re there you’ll definitely be able to experience it. In any case, their dancing was agile and skillful.


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SILENT SIREN raised their drinks and enjoyed the dance too. Their pre-meal mood rose to excitement.


Suu: “The sudden performance surrounded the customers and really took me by surprise, but it felt like I was at a diner overseas.”


Ainyan: “They have crab headbands too! Besides the food the entertainment is exciting as well.”


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The staff gave a high-five and came to the table.


Yukarun: “It’s like enjoying an attraction!”


Hinanchu: “You can share a fun and exciting time together so being at a table with friends will deepen your relationship more.”



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After dance time, the first item of the lunch course arrived – a classic Caeser salad. Cheese is sprinkled all over.


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Time to eat!


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Of course, the salad is eaten by hand too.


Yukarun: “It might be easier to eat with your hands than with a fork. Perhaps it’s because the lettuce is big, so it’s easy to grab.”


The lettuce even looks crunchy. Biting into it lets out a crisp sound.



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The lunch menu set comes with pasta, potatoes and all-you-can eat bread. Today’s  bread comes in two flavours: plain and garlic. Flavors change depends on the day. Everything is brought to tables on a serving trolley by stuff carrying. It even came with soup.


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Then, the main dish arrived! The combo bag for the lunch meal “Ichioshi! Zeitaku Zuwaigani Course” (¥2,778) is released excitingly onto the table from a vinyl bag. Steam rose into the air together with a hearty fragrance of seafood and spicy sauce. Each of the members clapped involuntarily as their five senses were tickled.


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There are 4 kinds of sauce. They went with the popular signature sauce. It’s an original Cajun sauce combination of onion, garlic and Cajun spice infused tomato puree mixed with fish sauce (the secret ingredient).


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All that’s left was to tuck in. Yukarun was fixated on Suu who took apart the crab with real skill.


Yukarun: “Mm! It’s quite hot, isn’t it?”


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Ainyan: “Look, look. My hands are covered in sauce (laughs). I wanna go back to being a kid again.”


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As well as snow crab, they also include milky crab and watarigani. The variety of crabs change each time.


Hinanchu: “I wonder what kind of crab this is?”


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Just when they thought the seafood they’d be eating with their hands would be cool, it actually arrived piping hot!


Suu: “Hot! But it’s nicer like that, isn’t it?”


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Biting into the crab wildly!


Yukarun: “Amazingly delicious♪”


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Ainyan and the crab’s looong legs!


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Eating the bread, pasta and potatoes together with sauce makes it taste good! As well as crab there was also thickly sliced prawns, octopus, mussels, corn, potatoes, carrots, and bacon. This is the restaurant’s way of filling you up so that you don’t grow tired of just eating seafood.


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There isn’t just seafood though. They also ordered a portion of friend pepper chicken (¥640).


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The juicy meat melts as it enters your mouth.


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The members were totally immersed in their extraordinary day of eating food by hand. They were fully concentrated on peeling the skin of the crab!


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“Thank you for the delicious meal!”


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At the start, the four members were surprised and timid when eating, but they soon opened up and by the end of it all, they weren’t at all bothered about their sauce-soaked fingers, they tucked into their food, engrossed. The exciting experience raised SILENT SIREN’s friendship. Where will they head to next? Look forward to the next entry!




Address: Shinjuku NOWA Bldg. 2F, Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo

TEL: 03-6380-5151

Opening Hours: Lunch 11:30-15:30 (Last Orders 15:00) / Dinner 17:00-23:30 (Last Orders 22:30)

No Fixed Holidays.





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SILENT SIREN is a four-member all-female band consisting of vocalist & guitarist Sumire “Suu” Yoshida, drummer Hinako “Hinanchu” Umemura, bassist Aina “Ainyan” Yamauchi, keyboardist Yukako “Yukarun” Kurosaka. The band were founded in 2010 by Umemura and Yoshida who are former models. In 2015, they performed their first solo concert at Nippon Budokan, making them the fastest Japanese all-female band in history to perform there after their major debut. Their album GIRLS POWER is selling to huge success. For the latest information, head on over to their official website:



  • SILENT SIREN Debut New Article Series on MOSHI MOSHI NIPPON–Get to Know Them Off Stage!

    05.February.2018 | FEATURES / MUSIC

    Four-member girls band SILENT SIREN, also known as “Sai Sai,” begin a new regular feature here on MOSHI MOSHI NIPPON! Get a rare glimpse into the band off stage in a light you’ve never seen them in before.


    At first glance, this group of girls, who are also popular fashion leaders, are seemingly just cute and sweet girls. But when they hit the stage, they display a truly high energy performance. That gap is SILENT SIREN’s weapon, a truth well-known by fans too. With that being the case, this new article series will showcase just that – the private B-side of Sai Sai, something you normally would never get to see. For this first entry – dubbed Part 0 – we report the scene at SILENT SIREN’s meeting where they decide what the theme of this series should be!



    Hinanchu: “For the first article, how about we all go and find somewhere to cover about? We’d be able to refresh ourselves.”


    Suu: “Yeah. We’ll make a plan, go somewhere together. It’ll be like celebrating our birthdays.”


    Hinanchu: “We don’t have simple girly get-togethers, do we? We could do something like pick a dress code and take some Instagram pics. It might be cool to venture choosing matching outfits to wear for the places we go to in this article series.”


    Ainyan: “You’re right. So, we’ll find a place that’s hot right now in Tokyo and introduce it the Sai Sai way.”


    Yukarun: “People overseas will be reading too, so it might be good to plan something Japanese-y. We talked about wanting to eat breakfast in Tsukiji, right?”


    Ainyan: “If we’re doing that, then I wanna wear Japanese style clothes. Since we haven’t had many opportunities to wear kimono together either. We can take some gorgeous photos!”


    Hinanchu: “Sounds good. We could also go to a coffee shop wearing retro style fashion!”


    Yukarun: “Retro fashion? That could be something new. Us all wearing shirtdresses and glasses.”


    Suu: “That’ll bring out a different vibe for Sai Sai than usual. The theme’s easy to understand. If we do something active, I wanna play ping pong.”


    Ainyan: “Retro style ping pong, that’s a thing, right? Should we go then? We can wear a reddish-brown jersey, too (laughs).”


    Hinanchu: “What else. How about Spocha? On TV we did some unusual kind of yoga.”


    Yukarun: “That’s right! Aerial yoga. You use a cloth suspended from the ceiling like a swing and move your whole body. That was fun.”


    Suu: “I’m interested in ice skating too. There’s ice rinks you can skate at all year round, not just in winter. We could skate at an ecological synthetic ice rank or something.”


    Ainyan: “You all love exercise, don’t you? Do you remember we did bouldering too?”


    Suu: “It really hurt my muscles, but I was glad I did it!”


    Ainyan: “Yukarun, you were pretty good at bouldering.”


    Yukarun: “Huh? I was no good at all (laughs).”


    Ainyan: “Oh, really? It might be cool if we have a fun article where we go all out with exercise. That, or maybe we could handmake something. We experienced doing tie-dye from Thailand. The bright colours and gorgeous dye really left an impression on me.”


    Suu: “Yeah, that was so worth it!”


    Ainyan: “I want to try ceramics too. You can even actually use the things you make for yourself. Flower arranging too. We talked about wearing kimono earlier. How about combining that with flower arranging? It’s very Japanese, and something people overseas might be interested in! By the way, what should the title be? What sounds us?”


    Hinanchu: “Sai Sai Sanpo? Nah, that doesn’t stick… Sai Sai Jaran Jaran!”


    Suu: “What does jaran mean?”


    Hinanchu: “It’s Indonesian and means ‘to stroll.’ In this series we’re all together, and each of us go to different places, right? It sounds good too. The meaning will get across to the people of Indonesia (laughs).”


    Yukarun: “Right, so one plan can be to wear an Indonesian style outfit to go and eat Indonesian food!”


    Suu: “Yeah, our commemorative first entry can be to eat delicious food and be happy! Ah, I wanna eat bakso!”


    Hinanchu: “If we ever go to Indonesia, we absolutely have to go and eat our favourite Indonesian food! Those meatballs taste so good! Are there any restaurants in Japan where you can eat bakso?”


    Ainyan: “I think the boom is coming even to Japan. That, or we can go to a place where we eat with our hands! They have those kind of restaurants, don’t they?”


    Suu: “I know what you mean! It’d be fun if we can experience that kind of food culture in Japan.”


    Hinanchu: “We still have a long way to go with this series!”


    Yurukan: “I’m looking forward to seeing what kind of plans we put to action!”


    Ainyan: “Look forward to the next entry!”





    SILENT SIREN is a four-member all-female band consisting of vocalist & guitarist Sumire “Suu” Yoshida, drummer Hinako “Hinanchu” Umemura, bassist Aina “Ainyan” Yamauchi, keyboardist Yukako “Yukarun” Kurosaka. The band were founded in 2010 by Umemura and Yoshida who are former models. In 2015, they performed their first solo concert at Nippon Budokan, making them the fastest Japanese all-female band in history to perform there after their major debut. Their album GIRLS POWER is selling to huge success. For the latest information, head on over to their official website:

  • SILENT SIREN Begin Nationwide Solo Tour Across Japan!

    21.March.2018 | MUSIC

    With GIRLS POWER in hand, an album that was released last year 5 years since their major debut, SILENT SIREN began their nationwide live house solo tour Tenkaippin presents SILENT SIREN LIVE TOUR 2018 ~”Girls will be Bears” TOUR~ at Yokohama Bay Hall on March 18.


    Tickets sold out at the show. The venue was heated from the get go as the band performed a set-list focuses on tracks from GIRLS POWER. The show climaxed with the likes of Fujiyama Disco and Just Meet. For the encore, vocalist and guitarist Suu announced: “We have brought a new song along with us! We’d like to debut it here today!” They performed Tenkaippin’s Theme for the very first time for which they have appeared in a TV commercial together since last year.


    It’s a unique collaboration for the four cute members, but in fact drummer Hinanchu worked a part-time job at Tenkaippin for three years during her school days. She appeared in a commercial for the company at the end of 2016 after speaking warmly about them on TV earlier in the same year. The following year, from the end of 2017 until now, the members have all appeared together in a new version of the commercial. During that time, they recorded Tenkaippin’s Theme. The song is a digital-only release in line with the tour.


    At the concert, the band also announced an additional date for the tour: they will head to Naha Central in Okinawa on July 28. The long 33-date tour is finally underway.


    Don’t take your eyes off SILENT SIREN for even a second as they cover lots of ground with their music.




    Released: December 17, 2017


    ⚫︎First Press Limited Edition [CD+DVD]

    Price: \3,800 (w/ tax \4,104)

    Includes 12 tracks + 1 bonus track.

    *Bonus track only available on the First Press Limited Edition.


    ⚫︎Regular Edition [CD Only]

    Price: \2,800 (w/ tax \3,024)


    SILENT SIREN Tour Information

    SILENT SIREN LIVE TOUR 2018 〜”Girls will be Bears” TOUR〜



    SILENT SIREN Official Website:


  • SILENT SIREN released the teaser movie of their live!

    04.February.2018 | MUSIC

    SILENT SIREN is a girls’band consisting of 4 members. To commemorate their 5th anniversary in 2017, they released an original album, “GIRLS POWER” recently.


    In commemoration of their 5th anniversary, they held a large-scale tour (19 venues, 26 lives) named “5th ANNIVERSARY SILENT SIREN LIVE TOUR 2017 ‘Shinsekai’.” They are planning to release the video of their live held at Nippon Budokan on the 7th of March and the teaser movie (fan-club-limited video) was released.

    The video of the live held at Nippon Budokan, held on the day they debuted 5 years ago, includes many contents such as the video of the band rehearsing and an interview video which was taken after they finished their performance.

    A palace pre-sticker is included in the first-limited edition.



    Other than the Blu-ray first limited edition and the DVD first limited edition, the fan-club limited edition which only the members of the fan club, “Sai Sai Family” can purchase will be released.

    The fan club limited edition includes the interview video and the 68p special book including many kinds of photos and it is a three-dimensional case.



    The fan club limited edition can be reserved via the membership site and the acceptation of reservation will be ended on the 4th of February (Sun.) 23:59.

    Let’s celebrate the 5th year anniversary of Sai Sai.



    5th ANNIVERSARY SILENT SIREN LIVE TOUR 2017 “Shinsekai” Nihon Budokan ~Kiseki~

    ※four editions available
    Release date: 2018,03,07 (Wed.)

    Fan club limited edition

    Interview video of the Nippon Budokan live, 68P special book including the photos of the rehearsal and live, three-dimensional case

    Blu-ray Fan Club limited Edition

    Price: 7,800 yen + tax

    Amenity: Pass replica sticker

    Price: 7,800 yen + tax
    SPECIAL BOOK is included, three dimensional case

    DVD Fan Club Limited Edition

    Price: 6,800 yen + tax
    Amenity: Pass replica sticker
    SPECIAL BOOK is included, three dimensional case

    Blu-ray First Limited Edition

    Price: 5,800 yen + tax
    Amenity: Pass replica sticker

    DVD First Limited Edition

    Price: 4,800 yen + tax
    Amenity: Pass replica sticker

    ■Blu-ray Fan Club Limited Edition

    Price: 7,800 yen + tax
    Amenity: Pass replica sticker
    SPECIAL BOOK is included, three dimensional case

    ■DVD Fan Club Limited Edition

    Price: 6,800 yen + tax
    Amenity: Pass replica sticker

    SPECIAL BOOK is included three dimensional case

    【SILENT SIREN live information】
    ★SILENT SIREN LIVE TOUR 2018 〜”Girls will be Bears”TOUR〜
    03,18 (Sun) Yokohama BAY HALL
    03,22 (Thurs.) Fukuoka DRUM LOGOS
    03,24 (Sat.) Kumamoto B.9 V1
    03,25 (Sun.) Kagoshima CAPARVO HALL
    03,31 (Sat.) Koriyama Hip Shot
    04,01 (Sun.) Koriyama Hip Shot
    04,07 (Sat.) Nagano CLUB JUNK BOX
    04,08 (Sun.) Kanazawa Eight Hall
    04,14 (Sat.) Takamatsu MONSTER
    04,15 (Sun.) Kochi X-pt.
    04,21 (Sat.) Shizuoka SOUND SHOWER ark
    04,22 (Sun.) Shizuoka SOUND SHOWER ark
    04,27 (Fri.) Taksaki club FLEEZ
    04,28 (Sat.) Niigata LOTS
    04,30 (Mon./holiday) 和歌山SHELTER
    05,01 (Tue.) Kobe Harbor Studio
    05,06 (Sun.) Sendai Rensa
    05,10 (Thurs.) Kashiwa PALOOZA
    05,11 (Fri.) Mito LIGHT HOUSE
    05,24 (Thurs.) Hakodate club COCOA
    05,26 (Sat.) Sapporo PENNY LANE 24
    05,27 (Sun.) Obihiro MEGA STONE
    06,01 (Fri.) HEAVEN’S ROCK Saitama Shintoshin
    06,02 (Sat.) HEAVEN’S ROCK Utsunomiya
    06,09 (Sat.) Morioka Club Change WAVE
    06,10 (Sun.) Yamagata Session
    06,12 (Tue.) Zepp Nagoya
    06,16 (Sat.) Hiroshima CLUB QUATTRO
    06,17 (Sun.) Okayama CRAZYMAMA KINGDOM
    07,01 (Sun.) Zepp Osaka Bayside
    07,13 (Fri.) Toyosu PIT
    07,14 (Sat.) Toyosu PIT

    SILENT SIREN Official Site


  • SILENT SIREN’s new song “Sakura Saku Aoi Hana” to feature as opening theme for Rilu Rilu Fairilu anime

    27.December.2017 | MUSIC

    SILENT SIREN’s new album GIRLS POWER was just released on December 27th. It has been announced that the song Sakura Saku Aoi Hana from the album will be used as the next opening theme song for the ongoing anime series Rilu Rilu Fairilu ~Maho no Kagami~.

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    The anime is the second co-developed Sanrio project by Sanrio and Sega Toys, the first being Jewelpet. Aimed at middle-school girls, the show is a hugely popular anime series set in the magical world of Little Fairilu where little fairies called Fairilu reside.


    Sakura Saku Aoi Haru is a springtime performance perfect for the cherry blossom season. The music and lyrics were written by SILENT SIREN bassist Ainyan. It’s a cute song packed with kawaii emotion and laced with a rock-pop sound. With SILENT SIREN also being a yearnful attraction for middle school girls, the anime collaboration is most definitely a perfect tie-up for them.


    Sakura Saku Aoi Haru will make its debut on Rilu Rilu Fairilu ~Maho no Kagami~ starting on January 5, 2018. Hear the song early on their new album.




    On sale December 27, 2017

    SILENT SIREN Official Website:


    TV Anime “Rilu Rilu Fairilu ~Maho no Kagami~”

    Broadcast every Friday at 17:55 on TV Tokyo, TV Osaka, TV Aichi, TV Setouchi, TV Hokkaido, and TVQ Kyushu.


  • SILENT SIREN will broadcast their live concert commemorating the release of their new album, “GIRLS POWER”

    17.December.2017 | MUSIC

    SILENT SIREN is a girls’ rock band consisting of four members, known by their nickname, “SaiSai.”

    They will release a new album “GIRLS POWER” on the 27th of December and announced that they will broadcast their live concert.

    ※The live cannot be viewed in some foreign counties.


    From December 20th to the 22nd, they are planning to broadcast their live concert through several channels including, “LINE LIVE,” “SHOWROOM,” “niconico Namahoso,” “TwitCasting,” and “Insta Live.”

    They might also broadcast their live which will be held at “MixChannel.”


    ◆LINE LIVE “Tate Live” (12,20 (Wed.) 21:00~)

    Let’s check out the skill of the MC of the program, Savana’s Takahashi!

    Don’t miss the live too!

    You can participate the program by posting your comments or heart marks.

    Program’s URL:



    ◆niconico Namahoso “SILENT SIREN Christmas Joshikai” (12,22 (Fri.) 21:00~)

    Since the 22nd of December is right before Christmas, the program’s name is “Christmas Joshikai (girls party)!”

    In this program, the members of SIRENT SIREN will talk about their album and the Christmas season.

    Program’s URL:



    ◆TwitCasting (12,21 (Thurs.) 20:00~)

    The program can be viewed smoothly by installing the application of TwitCasting “TwitCasting VIEWER.”

    Program’s URL:

    ※The program can be viewed smoothly by adding the official account of SILENT SIREN using TwitCasting or by making an application “TwitCasting Viewr” to “notification list.”

    ※The starting time of the program might differ according to the broadcasting environment.



    ◆Insta Live (12,21 (Thurs.) 20:30 start)

    Follow the official account of SILENT SIREN (@silentsiren_official) beforehand. Click the account of SILENT SIREN which will pop up on the story bar of the upper side of the screen to view the live.

    SILENT SIREN official account



    ◆SHOWROOM “SILENT SIREN no Shoshiryoku Demakuri SHOWROOM” (12,21 (Thurs.) 22:00~)

    The members will answer questions of the viewers.

    The full version of their new song, “Sayonara Hibiya’s” music video will be released too!

    Moreover, they will offer the avatar of SILENT SIREN’s original character “Sai Sai Kun” for free.

    Program’s URL:



    ◆MixChannel “’Fuyumegu’ MUSIC VIDEO KAIKIN CHOKUZEN Special!” (broadcasting date – not yet decided)

    The contest “SILENT SIREN ‘Fuyumegu’ no MUSIC VIDEO ni Syutsuen Shiyou (let’s appear on the music video) Contest” will be held and they will release the music video of“Fuyumegu” hosting the winner of the contest as a cast member at Mix Channel. They will also talk about the making of the music video!


    Don’t miss the programs of this cute rock group – SILENT SIREN ♡


    Release date: 2017,12,27

    ⚫︎First limited edition  [CD+DVD]

    Price: 3,800 yen + tax (tax included price – 4,104 yen)

    12 songs + one bonus track

    ※The bonus track will be included only in this edition


    • Normal edition [CD only]

    Price: 2,800 yen + tax (tax included price – 3,024 yen)

    【SILENT SIREN live information】
    ★SILENT SIREN LIVE TOUR 2018 〜”Girls will be Bears”TOUR〜
    3,18 (Sun.)  Yokohama BAY HALL
    3,22 (Thurs.)  Fukuoka DRUM LOGOS
    3,24 (Sat.)  Kumamoto B.9 V1
    3,25 (Sun.)  Kagoshima CAPARVO HALL
    3,31 (Sat.)  Koriyama Hip Shot
    4,1 (Sun.)  Koriyama Hip Shot
    4,7 (Sat.)  Nagano CLUB JUNK BOX
    4,8 (Sun.)  Kanazawa Eight Hall
    4,14 (Sat.)  Takamatsu MONSTER
    4,15 (Sun.)  Kochi X-pt.
    4,21 (Sat.)  Shizuoka SOUND SHOWER ark
    4,22 (Sun.)  Shizuoka SOUND SHOWER ark
    4,27 (Fri.)  Takasaki club FLEEZ
    4,28 (Sat.)  Niigata LOTS
    4,30 (Mon・holiday)  Wakayama SHELTER
    5,1 (Tue) Kobe Harbor Studio
    5,6 (Sun.)  Sendai Rensa
    5,10 (Thurs.)  Kashiwa PALOOZA
    5,11 (Fri.)  Mito LIGHT HOUSE

    5,24 (Thurs.)  Hakodate club COCOA
    5,26 (Sat.) Sapporo Penny Lane 24
    5,27 (Sun.)  Obihiro MEGA STONE
    6,1 (Fri.) HEAVEN’S ROCK Saitama Shintoshin
    6,2 (Sat.) HEAVEN’S ROCK Utsunomiya
    6,9 (Sat.)  Morioka Club Change WAVE
    6,10 (Sun.)  Yamagata Session
    6,12 (Tue.) Zepp Nagoya
    6,16 (Sat.)  Hiroshima CLUB QUATTRO
    6,17 (Sun.)  Okayama CRAZYMAMA KINGDOM
    7,1 (Sun.) Zepp Osaka Bayside
    7,13 (Fri.)  Toyosu PIT
    7,14 (Sat.) Toyosu PIT

    SILENT SIREN Official website:

  • MOSHI MOSHI NIPPON interview Silent Siren just before their overseas performance at J-POP SUMMIT

    30.May.2016 | MUSIC

    MOSHI MOSHI Interview
    Silent Siren
    We have many different popular artists participating in the MOSHI MOSHI NIPPON project who serve to represent Japanese culture. In this feature, we seek to introduce artists who have strong relations with us here at MOSHI MOSHI NIPPON by conducting an interview with them.

    In this interview, we interview each 4 members of the popular girls’ band Silent Siren – Ainyan ≪Aina Yamauchi, Bass≫, Suu ≪Sumire Yoshida, Vocals & Guitar≫, Hinanchu ≪Hinako Umemura, Drums≫, and Yukarun ≪Yukako Kurosaka, Keyboard≫ – about their recent album, live shows and overseas experiences.

    ――Your album “S” came out this year back in March. How did you set about making the concept for the record?
    Hinanchu: We included songs on the album that we all wanted to do. All of our emotions and sounds are put into the record. We have matured both musically and lyrically with the album so have been able to produce a lot of honest tracks that we haven’t done until now. Whoever listens to the album, whether they’re a middle-schooler, mother or elderly man, there is sure to be at least one song that they’ll like.

    ――Suu, you have written a lot of the lyrics for the band. Tell us about your feels and emotions towards the music.
    Suu: There are down-to-earth lyrics as well as lyrics that can be interpreted at different levels depending on who listens to it. We have made songs that are both easy to understand and ones where the core meaning is a bit harder to see.

    ――Are you the type to sit down and think “right, let’s write some lyrics”?
    Suu: It’s about half and half. When something is clear to me in my mind I go ahead and write it. I also have times where I listen to a song and a certain phrase comes to me so I write it down.

    ――The rest of you also write lyrics. How do you go about working on them?
    Ainyan: I imagine in my mind “If I do this, people will really react to it and get excited”. While doing, that, I write. I also tend to write lyrics that are story-like, so when I’m writing I like to imagine it being made into a music video.
    Hinanchu: I write at both extremes, from songs that will really get people going, to pouring my true feelings into a track that people can relate to. I put how I really feel into the lyrics when writing them, and there are people that like that. But sometimes I also feel that I’m being a bit too real and that I’m exposing myself, so it can be embarrassing.
    Yukarun: I’m not able to write serious lyrics, so all the lyrics I’ve written have been happy and positive. But that doesn’t mean there’s no meaning to them (laughs). It’s just that if you sing happy songs when you’re feeling down you are sure to liven up. So I like to include positivity when I’m writing.

    ――So with all of your different feelings and emotions packed into your album “S”, have your overall impressions been different for each venue you have played while on your current Japan nationwide tour?
    Ainyan: The ways of having fun have been different. There have been venues where people let their voice out, and although it is quiet, it really looks like they’re having fun (laughs). Everyone has their own style so it’s been interesting to see.
    Yukarun: There were a lot of female middle-school girls that came to see us at the start, so I was really happy.

    ――Once your nationwide tour finishes you’ll finally be heading to San Francisco in America for “J-POP SUMMIT 2016” (July 22nd~24th), right?
    Ainyan: It will be our first performance in America so I’m really excited for it!
    Suu: We will work our hardest so we don’t lose to the other performers!
    Ninanchu: Ever since we formed Silent Siren we have always had strong inclinations to overseas. We thought it was strange to wonder where we would play our music. At first we thought we didn’t want to play only in Tokyo, but embark across all of Japan. Then we thought there’s no point if we just play in Japan and don’t make it accessible worldwide. So we are really looking forward to it. When making songs we keep the live performance in mind, so with each song we there are easy to do gestures and ways you can enjoy the song, so I think people will really work up a sweat! Our concerts are a way for you to lose weight so people should definitely come along (laughs)!
    Yukarun: Our concerts aren’t just for listening, but also for people to enjoy with their eyes. That’s something great about Silent Siren and something that isn’t evident with other bands. We take the entertainment side of things really seriously, so people overseas are sure to enjoy themselves too.

    IMG_8200_LR2――Regarding your links with your overseas audience, you have performed at “MOSHI MOSHI NIPPON FESTIVAL” two years in a row now, both last year and the year before. Please tell us your thoughts on the experience.
    Hinanchu: I noticed that there were a lot of people from overseas, from idol fans to fans of magazine models, all kinds of people. But I felt everyone really enjoyed the various music acts and shows that were performed there. I really felt that the event was a great opportunity for people to get to know Japan’s new culture.

    ――Was there anything different between either of the times you attended?
    Hinanchu: We have a song called “What Show is it?” I was thinking after the first festival the year before last how I really wish we had played it. We didn’t even play it for the second festival…
    Ainyan: We really didn’t, did we? (laughs) We had this talk last time too, right? (laughs) The stage would be themed like a festival.
    Hinanchu: That’s right. “What Show is t?” is a very Japanese-like song, so it fits perfectly. We’ve had this talk two years in a row now how we wish we had played it (laughs).
    Ainyan: If we’re invited again next time, we’ll play it for sure! So we say (laughs).

    ――Finally, please leave a message for your overseas fans.
    Ainyan: In addition to our tour this year, we are also performing at summer festivals and school festivals, so I’d like to push forward energetically with our live shows. There are still places we haven’t been to in Japan, and we also want to push ahead with performing overseas. We really love our songs, and so I want to spread that love for them everywhere. In any case, I’d like everyone to come see us live!
    Ninanchu: Even if you don’t understand our lyrics you can still have a blast. Our Asia tour was really crazy, so those of you seeing us for the first time at “J-POP SUMMIT 2016” are sure to come to love us, so we will work our hardest! America is really big, and there is also Europe and lots of other countries, so it would be really nice if we use this opportunity to play overseas.
    Suu: “J-POP SUMMIT 2016” really feels like it represents Japan. I will work hard to make our American audience say “Japanese music is awesome” and “Japan is so freakin’ cool!” We will perform more concerts not just in Japan but overseas too so that we can show everyone what’s great about Japan and Silent Siren!
    Yukarun: If you see us live once, you are sure to want to see us again. I want people to listen to our music and come and have fun with us at our live shows!

    IMG_8229_LR2Original Text = Hamase Masaki/ Photography = Astushi Yamada

    Silent Siren

    ■Related Article: Silent Siren to perform their first ever American concert at J-POP SUMMIT 2016 in San Francisco!


  • SILENT SIREN Release 10th Anniversary Album ‘mix10th’

    02.September.2020 | MUSIC

    SILENT SIREN dropped their 10th anniversary album mix10th digitally on Tuesday, and the hotly-anticipated record finally hit shelves physically on Wednesday (September 2).

    The band released a new music video for their song she which was written and composed by SILENT SIREN vocalist and guitarist Suu, who wrote the track when visiting Los Angeles at the start of the year on her break while overlooking Santa Monica beach. The video is a melancholic solo performance by Suu on acoustic guitar, imagined underwater.


    mix10th album cover art by up-and-coming illustrator Hime

    SILENT SIREN have received congratulations for their 10th anniversary from all corners of the industry, from fans to musicians, idols, comedians, YouTubers, and other supporters of Sai Sai. Here’s to another 10 successful years.

  • SILENT SIREN Release ‘Tenohira’ Music Video From 10th Anniversary Album

    04.August.2020 | MUSIC

    SILENT SIREN have released their new music video for Tenohira. The song was written and composed by band bassist Ainyan and features on their upcoming 10th anniversary album mix10th which will be released on September 2, 2020.

    The illustration in the music video is included in the 48-page picture book featured with fan club editions of the upcoming album. The piece, which celebrates the band’s 10 years together, was drawn by Ainyan and is titled Yakusoku (Promise). Ainyan is an avid illustrator who made her artist debut with her book Nyan Nyan Nyanta no Daihenshin which won the first CHICORA BOOKS Character Picture Book Award.

    SILENT SIREN are set to release their new song Answer on music streaming and download platforms on August 7 in the lead up to the anniversary album. On the same day, their performance for their special mix10th live stream will be archived on LINE MUSIC.

  • Sai Sai Jaran Jaran #9: SILENT SIREN’s Suu Makes Her Own Senbei Rice Crackers at Soka Senbei Garden in Saitama

    21.July.2020 | FEATURES / FOOD

    Sai Sai Jaran Jaran is a featured series here on MOSHI MOSHI NIPPON from the members of the all-female band SILEN SIREN (aka Sai Sai) who visit various hot spots in Japan and experience different things, the Sai Sai way.


    In this long-awaited next entry to Sai Sai Jaran Jaran, Suu tries her hand at making senbei rice crackers, something which she has been wanting to do. She paid a visit to Soka Senbei Garden in Soka, Saitama, a place famous for senbei.

    Let’s get straight to it! Inside the facility is an area for people to experience making their own homemade senbei. You don’t have to book a space in advance either to make the senbei. It costs just ¥500 per person (before tax) to get involved. They even lend you a happi coat free of charge to put you in the Japanese chef mood even more.

    They have everything you need for making the perfect senbei including griddles, sauce, tongs, brushes, and a press.

    To begin, you pick up the senbei dough with the tongs and place it on top of the griddle.

    After three seconds on the heat, flip the dough over. Then it’s a matter of rise and repeat until it’s fully cooked. As it cooks, the dough will continue to rise.

    Once cooked and risen, take the press and push down on the senbei for one second. You don’t need to worry about the senbei breaking or cracking—put your back into it and push down with some force to flatten it out.

    Once the senbei has hardened, remove the press and flip it again after four seconds, then go in for another press. Do this multiple times too until your senbei takes on shape and a nice brown colour, but make sure it doesn’t burn!

    Once both sides are browned, the senbei is ready.

    Next, lay it on the tray next to the griddle, pour over the sauce, and leave it to dry. This tare sauce has dashi in it, so the senbei becomes a rich soy sauce senbei.

    “It’s crunchy and delicious when it’s cooked fresh,” said Suu, who took no time at all to have a bite of her senbei. “The dashi really works for the flavour of the tare.”

    You can also put your senbei in a little bag to take away with you. “The senbei began to rise really suddenly which took me by surprise and got me in a fluster, but it was a lot of fun going through the process of making one from that thin dough,” said Suu.

    Soka Senbei Garden also has its own garden cafe. The most popular item on the menu is the “Soka Senbei Soft Cream,” a soft serve ice cream that has senbei tare in it and is topped with a senbei. You won’t find a soy sauce flavoured ice cream like this anywhere else. The ice cream costs ¥350 (before tax) when order to have in.

    At the end of her time there, Suu went to check out the senbei souvenirs. The shop sells over 80 kinds of senbei and Japanese confections, including their classic Soka Senbei. You’ll feel like a kid in a candy store spoilt for choice!

    The staff can explain each senbei to you so you know what you’re buying.

    Some of the shop’s recommendations are the white chocolate-filled “Soka Senbei Choco” and “Golden Smile” (both ¥600 before tax). The sweet taste of the chocolate combined with the saltiness of the senbei is a match made in heaven. Suu got to try one herself. “It’s a bit like crunchy chocolate, but you can really taste that authentic senbei flavour. It’s a fresh take!”

    The “Golden Smile” has a chocolate base and is smooth, while the “Soka Senbei Choco” has a crunchy texture.

    The one that caught Suu’s attention was the crunchy “Okoge Senbei” which is made with scorched rice. The staff member told Suu that this one makes for a great breakfast when dipped in soup.

    The shop sells all kinds of okoge senbei, including the normal one, sakura shrimp, and more (all ¥390 before tax).

    ーーHow was your time at Soka Senbei Garden, Suu-chan?

    “This was my first time making my own senbei from scratch. I had a lot of fun! The staff were really kind, they teach you a bunch of different things. It’s a really fun time, so be sure to give it a try yourselves too.”


    Suu bought some senbei souvenirs for her fellow band members and headed back on the road home.


    SILENT SIREN’s Suu Makes Her Own Senbei Rice Crackers



    SILENT SIREN is a four-member all-female band consisting of vocalist & guitarist Sumire “Suu” Yoshida, drummer Hinako “Hinanchu” Umemura, bassist Aina “Ainyan” Yamauchi, keyboardist Yukako “Yukarun” Kurosaka. In 2015, they performed their first solo concert at Nippon Budokan, making them the fastest Japanese all-female band in history to perform there after their major debut. In April this year, they launched their own YouTube channel called “Sai Sai Channel.” They will release their 7th album mix10th on September 2, 2020. On September 20, 2020, they will  celebrate their 10th anniversary with a special live performance at Yamanakako Communication Plaza Kirara. For the latest information on SILENT SIREN, visit their official website here:

  • Stay Home With SILENT SIREN: Think Positive and Enjoy the Here and Now During the Lockdown

    17.April.2020 | FEATURES

    Here at MOSHI MOSHI NIPPON, we post news and information about Japan in six languages. Our aim is to deliver a variety of content related to Japan for those who love and enjoy Japanese culture.


    Right now, people across the globe are in self-isolation as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. The same goes for Japan too, so we’ve taken this opportunity to create a new series on the website to show how we’re spending time at home here in Japan. The future is yet uncertain, and we hope for normality to return for all of us soon. We created a new articles series called Stay Home with which we hope to take your mind off the situation, even for just a little bit, to help you feel calmer. It might give you some tips on what you can do while spending time at home.

    Today, we are joined by the members of all-girls band SILENT SIRENーwho have their own featured series here on MOSHI MOSHI NIPPONーto see how they’ve been spending their time indoors.


    Stay Home With SUU

    1: Smoothies Everyday

    I love bananas, so I mix a bunch of them with some berries to drink♡ I wanna try making lots of different smoothies!


    2: Chilling With My Pet Dog Komeko

    I’ve been home a lot so Komeko is always sat with me lovingly♡


    3: Reading

    Since I’m at home more now, I’ve been doing lots of reading. I’ve been thinking of getting or making a new bookcase that’s bigger than the one in the photo.


    What’s your secret to spending time at home?

    A positive mindset! Since you’re at home, find things to do that you normally wouldn’t be able to otherwise♡


    Please give a message to those reading this article

    I’ve kept my spirits up by cooking at home, listening to music, watching movies, trying out different scents, and recently I’ve been rearranging the place. I think this unexpected time is the time to do things we weren’t able to before, so I want everyone to enjoy their at-home time too!


    Stay Home With Hinanchu

    1: Takeout From Places I Never Go

    Since I can’t really go out, I’m making fun with eating, being greedy, and indulgence.


    2: Changing The Mood Of My Home Entrance

    Since I can’t go out, moods tend to build up when I’m home, so I’ve aired it out a little to feel refreshed.


    3: Plenty Of Playtime With My Pets

    My cats are great at being home alone when I’m out, but I get to play with them lots while I’m indoors, so much so that they never seem to get tired of it.


    What’s your secret to spending time at home?

    I’m making an environment that makes me feel refreshed, even if just a little, by rearranging my home, decluttering, and cleaning. I’ve used this opportunity to get into feng shui, so it could be fun for people to look up the directions in their house and enjoy some feng shui too.


    Please give a message to those reading this article

    Know that you are absolutely not alone if you’re going through a tough or lonely time. Everyone is feeling the same. So let’s all be lively and positive while we’re at home and we might just discover something new about ourselves! Another good thing to do might be to make a list of all the places you want to visit when the world returns to its peaceful self! Let’s all work together and get through this, okay?


    Stay Home With Ainyan

    1: Foam Roller Full Body Massage

    It’s easy for your body to become stiff as you spend more time at home, so I’ve decided to loosen up everyday by massaging my armpits, thighs, and back. It hurts pretty bad since you loosen up by using your whole body weight!


    2: Clearing The Veranda And Making My Own Terrace Seat

    Since we can’t go outside, I’ve cleaned my room to make myself feel good and have brought the outside air indoors. I spend my time sat on the veranda relaxing and enjoying something to drink.


    What’s your secret to spending time at home?

    I look on social media for tips on how everyone is having fun at home and try out different things!


    Please give a message to those reading this article

    It’s important in these times to think about what you can do at home and enjoy it, so I want to keep on posting about what fun things I’m up to indoors too.


    Stay Home With Yukarun

    1: Rice Pot

    I’ve always cooked rice for myself, but what I’ve been addicted to since last year is making rice in a pot! It’s super delicious and surprisingly easy to make♡


    I can’t get enough of that moment of happiness when I lift the lid off the pot♡


    2: Healthy Treats

    Being at home so much tends to result in not getting enough exercise.

    But I still want to eat a sweet treat, so I made some gluten-free scones using soy flour.

    Freshly-baked scones are the flavour of happiness♡


    3: Doing My Nails

    Since I can’t get to a nail salon, I’m enjoying enjoying some self nail care!


    Whatever I go to do I can always see my fingertips, so simply making my nails look pretty is enough to lift me up.


    4: Stretches

    I’m making a conscious effort to move my body as much as possible at home.


    Wearing leggings that I can train in all the time at home means I can stretch right away there and then, so I definitely recommend doing the same♡


    What’s your secret to spending time at home?

    It’s important to enjoy the things you can do now while at home for so long, be it doing your nails, trying new makeup, so on♡


    Please give a message to those reading this article

    I’m sure a lot of people are feeling down right now with how life as we knew it has changed so drastically. But it’s in these times when we need to stay positive, so let’s all smile and get through this together!

  • SILENT SIREN’s 10th Anniversary Album Release Date Delayed to September

    14.April.2020 | MUSIC

    This year marks the 10th anniversary of Japanese all-female pop rock band SILENT SIREN, and to celebrate, they are releasing a 10th anniversary album entitled mix10th. The album was originally set to hit shelves on May 13, 2020, but the band revealed on their official website that the release date has been extended to September 2, 2020.

    The band members and staff posted the following comment on the official SILENT SIREN website.


    For the first part of the 10th anniversary celebration, SILENT SIREN released the music video for ‘Kikasete wow wow o’ which hit 1 million views in two weeks. The song was written by Sho Kiryuin of Golden Bomber which and is already streaming and available for download. We are all thankful for the incredible response we have received from everywhere. We have also prepared the next two things for the anniversary.


    However, due to the current situation as of late, we are currently unable to make those things a reality. We have arrived at the conclusion that as of right now, we are unable to deliver ‘mix10th’ to the standards we desire.


    After many discussions with the band members and staff, we have made the difficult decision to delay the release date. We understand how disappointing this must be for all of the band’s fans who have so anxiously been awaiting the album’s release, but we ask kindly for your understanding.


    To make up for it, we are releasing the album’s CD covers as well as details of the track list. We ask that you wait just a little bit longer for the September release. Right now, we are living in a period of patience and endurance, so let’s all ensure we conquer it. Please take good care of yourselves.


    ーFrom the SILENT SIREN members and all the staff


    (Comment translated from Japanese by MOSHI MOSHI NIPPON)

    The album is currently available for pre-order, but orders and shipping differ between shops and online stores, so be sure to check with them before purchasing.  

    The album contains 13 tracks, including plenty of new songs, such as Up To You feat. Aimi from Poppin’Party which was released last year as a single.

  • SILENT SIREN Announce Release Of 10th Anniversary Album ‘mix10th’

    13.March.2020 | MUSIC

    2020 marks the 10th anniversary of Japanese all-female pop rock band SILENT SIREN, and to celebrate, they are releasing a 10th anniversary album entitled mix10th on May 13, 2020.

    The 13-track album will include songs such as Shigatsu no Kaze which was released digitally last year and was used as the ending theme for the virtual YouTuber drama series Watanuki-san Chi NoHERO which was also released digitally in 2019, and OVER DRIVE.

    The album will be released in three versions: First Press Limited Edition, Regular Edition, and Fan Club Edition. The First Press Limited Edition is coupled with a DVD which features live highlights taken from the band’s concert “SILENT SIREN Nenmatsu Special Live 2019 HERO” which was held at Yokohama Cultural Gymnasium on December 30 last year. It also comes in a tall-size case and features a special photo book with photos of the band today, who have grown into fully-fledged adults since forming.


    The Fan Club Edition also includes a DVD, but this one features a making-of the visuals for mix10th as well as an interview with the band. It also comes with the book Yakusoku written by band member Ainyan which marked her debut as and author and even took the top spot in the 1st CHICORA BOOKS Character Picture Book Publication Awards. This edition is also coupled with an original 10th anniversary clear bottle.


    Pre-orders for all three editions are now open. Fan Club Edition copies are limited in stock, so make sure to order yours quick if you’re part of Sai Sai’s fan club.


    Silent Siren – “mix10th” Teaser Trailer

    The album’s track Kikasete wow wow wo will be released digitally on March 20, 2020. The song was written by Sho Kiryuin of Golden Bomber.

  • Sai Sai Jaran Jaran #8: SILENT SIREN’s Ainyan Becomes a Wine Connoisseur at Fukagawa Winery Tokyo in Monzennakacho

    24.December.2019 | FEATURES / FOOD / SPOT

    Sai Sai Jaran Jaran is a featured series here on MOSHI MOSHI NIPPON from the members of the all-female band SILEN SIREN (aka Sai Sai) who visit various hot spots in Japan and experience different things, the Sai Sai way.


    Band bassist Ainyan enjoys a beer or cocktail, but she wants to step into the world of wine, so we will join her on her journey today as she goes to learn all about wine from the very basics.

    It’s a clear sky today. Great weather for going for a drink during the day, am I right?

    We visited Fukagawa Winery Tokyo in Monzennakacho, an area located in Shitamachi, Tokyo. We were looking forward to going there because it offers the full wine experience, allowing visitors to see wine brewing up close to learn all about it.

    This experience is offered twice a day on weekends and national holidays at 14:00 and 16:00.


    Fukagawa Winery Tokyo opened in Tokyo in 2016 as a winery where the ordinary person could go and see wine being made to fully understand its process. It has expanded its circulation in recent years and is now able to take in grapes from across Japan, including Tokyo, to craft many different wines.

    On the day we visited we saw the staff bottling up the wine. On average, the winery ships out around 30,000 bottles a year.

    The corks have illustrations of “Wine Man” on them, a character created by Fukagawa Winery Tokyo. Ainyan was fairly fond of him!

    Time to see how the winery works!


    When you step inside, the scent of grapes is the first thing to hit your senses.

    The one in charge of Fukagawa Winery Tokyo is Kousuke Ueno, who was kind of enough to show us around. He taught us the process of wine making, as well as what types of grapes and tools they use.

    “This machine separates the grapes and stalks using the propellers. This method has been used for 150 years,” explained Ueno.


    There are periods when visitors can observe this machine being used to separate the grapes. It takes place between mid-August to November, so follow Fukagawa Winery Tokyo’s social media for announcements and details.

    “Wow! It smells so good!” said Ainyan. We got to see a bucket where Cabernet Sauvignon was being made. They put in whole grapes with the skin on and add natural yeast for the fermentation process. The sweet smell of the grapes fills the air and makes you want to have a glass.

    Now for what Ainyan has been waiting for: taste-testing time! She learned everything about the wine making process, so it was time to taste and compare some different wines.

    The winery allows taste-testing until 17:00. You can try 3 types for ¥700. And of course, if there’s one you tried that you really liked, you can buy it there and then. So sip, scrutinise, and select!

    “Please try this one first. It is wine, but it’s like a lemon sour,” explained Ueno, recommending that Ainyan first try the Yamanashi  Delaware Sparkling.

    Soak up all the notes of the drink by having a good smell first before taking a small sip. “Smells really good. This sourness really is like a lemon sour! I wonder why?” said Ainyan.


    This wine uses premature grapes which gives the wine a sour taste. The sourness of this wine can play the part of lemons, so it’s best paired with fried foods or meals with chicken in them.

    The second drink was the Yamagata Delaware Muroka. It’s an unfiltered wine made from completely ripened Yamagata Delaware grapes.


    Unfiltered means that the filtration process to take out visible solids and such is not used. This gives it a slightly cloudy appearance and an exquisite taste that’s somewhere between wine and juice.

    Left: Unfiltered Yamagata Delaware / Right: Filtered Yamagata Delaware

    For the third glass, Ainyan ordered the filtered Yamagata Delaware to test the difference between it and the unfiltered version.

    “The filtered one has a good balance of flavours and is refreshing. The unfiltered one has a smooth juiciness to it. They’re both delicious, but I like the unfiltered one more!” said Ainyan.

    Her fourth glass was an unfiltered red wine: the East Bay Assemblage Red B.

    The grapes used are a combination from Hokkaido, Nagano, and Aomori. It really is an assemblage!

    “The red wine has such a different taste and colour depending on the type too! This dark red wine is close to what I usually drink!” said Ainyan with a happy smile.

    At the end of the session, Ainyan had tried 10 wines and bought two bottles! She was delighted with her experience, saying: “I was surprised how different each and every one of the wines I tried at Fukagawa Winery Tokyo were. I think I’m getting hooked on the appeal of unfiltered, natural wines.”


    With Christmas and New Year around the corner, now is the season to indulge in wine. If you’re in Tokyo this December, pay a visit to Fukagawa Winery Tokyo for a full wine experience.



    Writer:Yuki Yokoo

    Photographer:Kayo Sekiguchi



    SILENT SIREN is a four-member all-female band consisting of vocalist & guitarist Sumire “Suu” Yoshida, drummer Hinako “Hinanchu” Umemura, bassist Aina “Ainyan” Yamauchi, keyboardist Yukako “Yukarun” Kurosaka.


    The band made their major debut in November 2012 with their single Sweet Pop! The band is known to fans by their nickname “Sai Sai.” They are especially popular with middle school girls in Harajuku and have over 540,000 follows on their official LINE account.


    In 2015, they performed their first solo concert at Nippon Budokan, making them the fastest Japanese all-female band in history to perform there after their major debut. In 2016, they performed a headline show at Yokohama Arena, and embarked on a world tour consisting of 6 shows in 5 countries.


    At the end of 2016, they changed label to Universal Music and revamped their band logo and how they write their band name. In 2017, they wrapped up their 5th anniversary tour with their first two-day concert series at Nippon Budokan.


    In 2018, they embarked on their biggest Japan tour to date “Tenkaippin presents SILENT SIREN LIVE TOUR 2018 ~”Girls will be Bears” TOUR~ consisting of 33 shows. They also performed at big music festivals and at countless events, as well as performed their annual New Year’s solo concert at Yokohama Cultural Gymnasium.


    In 2019, they began celebrations of 7 years since their debut and 10 years as a band. They released their final album of the Heisei era and 6th album in total 31313 on March 13 ,2019 and promoted it on their tour SILEN SIREN LIVE TOUR 2019 “31313” ~Sai Sai 10th Anniversary~ supported by Tenkaippin. They also performed at numerous summer festivals and events.


    On December 30, 2019, they will performed their annual New Year’s concert “SILENT SIREN Nenmatsu Special Live 2019 HERO” at Yokohama Cultural Gymnasium.


    In 2020, they will celebrate 10 years since forming the band with a show at Yamanakako Communication Plaza Kirara on September 20, 2020.


    SILENT SIREN Official Website:

  • SILENT SIREN Release ‘HERO’ Music Video and Open Digital Pre-Orders

    13.December.2019 | MUSIC

    SILENT SIREN will celebrate their 10th anniversary next year, but before that they are releasing a digital EP entitled HERO which will officially drop on digital music platforms on December 20, 2019. But for fans who can’t wait one more week, the band have been treated them today be releasing the title track HERO early, as well as opening iTunes pre-orders for the full EP.

    The title track HERO was written for SILENT SIREN’s annual special end-of-year live concert which will take place again this year Yokohama Cultural Gymnasium once again on December 30. The song is different from anything we’ve heard from Sai Sai in the past, taking on a more youthful punk sound.


    Check out the HERO music video released today below.

    The EP includes the already-mentioned HERO, as well as OVER DRIVEーwhich is the current ending theme for the AbemaTV programme Imappo TVーas well as a 2019 re-recording of their song Evening Star taken from the second album of their indie era Brazil. Those who purchase the EP on iTunes will also get a bonus track: a live version of All Right ~”Ima” o Kakeru~ taken from their concert at the Nippon Budokan on November 13, 2017. The track will be available to listen to from December 20.


    Fans who purchase the EP on iTunes between December 13 and 19 will get it at a discounted price: ¥509 down from the regular price ¥917.

  • SILENT SIREN Digital EP ‘HERO’ Release Date Announced, Teaser Video and Visual Released

    09.December.2019 | MUSIC

    SILENT SIREN will celebrate their 10th anniversary next year, but before that they are releasing a digital EP entitled HERO which it has just been announced will drop on digital music platforms on December 20, 2019.


    The band will promote the EP with a special end-of-year live concert, an event that has become an annual celebration. It will be held at Yokohama Cultural Gymnasium once again on December 30. Tickets, however, have already sold out. The concept of the concert is “Everybody is somebody’s hero.” The title track of the EP, HERO, is different from anything we’ve heard from Sai Sai in the past, taking on a more youthful punk sound.

    The title track will also be released separately on December 13 for those who want a taste of what’s to come. Pre-orders for the EP will also open on iTunes. The EP includes the already-mentioned HERO, as well as OVER DRIVEーwhich is the current ending theme for the AbemaTV programme Imappo TVーas well as a 2019 re-recording of their song Evening Star taken from the second album of their indie era Brazil.


    Those who purchase the EP on iTunes will also get a bonus track: a live version of All Right ~”Ima” o Kakeru~ taken from their concert at the Nippon Budokan on November 13, 2017. The track will be available to listen to from December 20. Also, fans who purchase the EP on iTunes between December 13 and 19 will get it at a discounted price: ¥509 down from the regular price ¥917.

    Sai Sai also revealed the artwork and new artist photo for the upcoming digital EP.

    They also posted a teaser trailer for the HERO music video.

  • SILENT SIREN Drop Second Teaser For 31313 Tour DVD and Blu-ray

    18.October.2019 | MUSIC

    SILENT SIREN just released a new teaser for the upcoming DVD and Blu-ray release of their performance at Zepp DiverCity on June 9, 2019 which was part of their “31313 Tour.” The final two shows of the tour took place at the venue on June 9 and 10 respectively. The tour was held in promotion of their latest album 31313 which was released on March 13, 2019.


    The title of the album is a reference this as well as “SILENT SIREN Day” which is also on March 13 and Heisei 31 (aka the year 2018), the final year of the Heisei era in Japan.


    Check out the new teaser trailer below.

    The DVD and Blu-ray feature the full concert set as well as a collection of commercials featuring the members for their merchandise which played before the show started, and dance covers of their song Koi no Esper submitted by fans. It also features the band’s first ever performance of NO GIRL NO CRY (SILENT SIREN ver.)―made in collaboration with Poppin’Party―which took place the following day on June 10, a show which was added due to high demand.

    The release will drop in four editions, including two fan club editions and two limited editions.


    The fan club editions are coupled with a CD containing the live audio from the June 9 show as well as a visual commentary from the members, a 68-page book, and one of four possible A2 posters chosen randomly.

  • Concert Review: SILENT SIREN Wrap Up Their ‘31313’ Album Tour

    12.June.2019 | MUSIC

    SILENT SIREN just wrapped up the final two shows of their Japan tour at Zepp DiverCity Tokyo on June 9 and 10 respectively. The tour was held in promotion of their latest album 31313. The title of the album is a reference to both “SILENT SIREN Day” which is on March 13 and Heisei 31 (aka the year 2018), the final year of the Heisei era in Japan.

    The first night of the two-day Tokyo finales saw a giant curtain draped across the stage onto which visuals were projected. Once these visuals had finished showing, the venue was lit up in a gorgeous pink colour―a colour associated with SILENT SIREN―and out stepped the band members to a room of screaming fans. They began with a string of 4 upbeat songs: Mujuuryoku Dance, Go Way!merry-go-round and 19 summer note..

    Vocalist and guitarist Suu prefaced the band’s performance of Tenkaippin’s Theme with: “How are we doing, Tokyo tour finale? Let’s not waste even a minute or a second and have an amazing time!”


    After some MC from the members the show approached its middle section. Sai Sai performed several tracks from 31313 including LetterREBORN and Cream Soda. For Kawakanai Namida Suu provided her gentle voice to the sound of her acoustic guitar.

    “Today is the day of rock! Let’s head into the final part!” announces Suu. In the latter half of the concert, the band pull out live classics such as Fujiyama Disco and Hachigatsu no Yoru. They bring the tension back up with the final track of the main set: Koi no Esper, the lead track of 31313. The crowd sing along with the chorus and join in with shouting “Stop!” at the end of the track just as the instruments stop all of a sudden too.


    “We’ve put psychic abilities on the venue. We don’t want this to end just yet so I’d like to turn back time!” As Suu said this, the band performed the first track of the night once more: Mujuuryoku Dance.

    For the encore Sai Sai performed the 31313 bonus track Happy Song For You. DUring this they also surprised fans whose birthdays it was by writing their names on a whiteboard. The final track to wrap up the show was Cherry Bomb. At the end, the band announced that this show will be released on DVD and Blu-ray in the future.

    For the second Tokyo show, the band performed a completely different set list from any other on the tour up to then. During Koi no Esper, the final track of the main set, Suu announced that she was going to turn everyone into animals using her psychic powers, which led to the other members and the crowd imitating gestures of different animals. She then said she was going to summon a lion, and sure enough, Japanese comedian Ōnishi Lion stepped onto stage.

    For the encore of the second night Sai Sai performed NO GIRL NO CRY, the theme song written for their concert with Poppin’Party held at MetLife Dome in May, before wrapping up with Cherry Bomb. At the end of this concert the band announced that their annual special New Year’s concert will be held at Yokohama Cultural Gymnasium on December 30. Full details will be announced later in the year.


    Photography: Hajime Kamiiisaka
  • SILENT SIREN’s Annual Music Event ‘SAISAIFES’ to be Held on September 14

    22.May.2019 | MUSIC

    SILENT SIREN performed alongside Poppin’Party at MetLife Dome over the weekend in a battle of the bands style concert titled NO GIRL NO CRY. Now, the band have announced that SAISAIFES 2019 will take place on at Shikiba Studio Coast on September 14.

    As the four-piece Japanese pop-rock band enter their 10th anniversary this year, this will also mark the 6th run of Sai Sai Fes.

    The annual music event is planned, organised and overseen by SILENT SIREN themselves. They are currently recruiting the guest acts they most want to join them this year. The first two artists announced so far are rock bands Frederic and Polkadot Stingray.

    The event’s official website is now up along with its key visual. It has also been announced that this year’s festival will include auditions to perform on the sub stage. Everyone is free to sign up regardless of age, music genre, and whether you’re a pro or amateur.

    More information on the event will be announced in the future.


    SILENT SIREN are currently on tour to promote their 6th album 31313. All tickets on the tour are sold out. Due to demand, an additional date was added at Zepp DiverCity in Tokyo which is scheduled for June 10.