Sai Sai Jaran Jaran #3: SILENT SIREN’s Yukarun Learns How to Perform the Japanese Tea Ceremony

02.August.2018 | FEATURES / SPOT

Sai Sai Jaran Jaran is a featured series on MOSHI MOSHI NIPPON where the members of all-female rock band SILENT SIREN visit hot spots and experience different things in Japan and relay their episode.


In this 3rd entry, inquisitive band member and keyboard player Yukarun will be challenging herself to something ‘Japanese-y’ which she suggested back when this series debuted.


Let’s get to it. Time to get changed and head on out!

This is a kimono rental shop “MOSHI MOSHI KIMONO SALON”. Yukarun is searching for a design she likes. She has an unusually excited face.


Yukarun explained, “I’ve worn yukata before but this is my first experience wearing a kimono. I braced myself up to try wearing it like this!”

Since the initiation of Sai Sai Jaran Jaran, the members have talked about wanting to do something beautiful and Japanese.


There’s a different enticement between the latest styles and traditional Japanese clothing. Yukarun, now donning her kimono, looks like the epitome of a Japanese woman, and has warped to a tea ceremony class “WAnokoto”. That’s right, today’s theme is the tea ceremony!

After learning the proper way to sit in the tea room, Yukarun’s exercises begin with a bow. She lowers her head slowly and deeply.

Next, she places the Japanese sweet onto her kaishi, a piece of paper that’s tucked in the front of a kimono. While using the sweet cutter she eats the sweet bit by bit.


The entire process is made up of strict movements for whatever you do, so it looks like it would take a long time to learn them all,” said Yukarun.

After finishing the sweet, she drinks tea kindly prepared by the teacher. As a side note, it’s proper etiquette to finish eating the sweet by the time the tea is served.


So you’re not supposed to have both the tea and sweet at the same time,” said Yukarun a little surprised. Of course, you have to follow the right steps when drinking the tea too.


Yukarun takes the teacup.

She is in full concentration mode as she copies the teacher’s movements. The proper way to show that you have finished drinking the tea even involves making a certain sound with your mouth.

Next, Yukarun will make tea herself. She pours matcha into the teacup, scoops up some hot water with the ladle and pours it in. She then prepares the tea using a tool called a chasen, or tea whisk.

She holds the teacup carefully and presents the tea.

The most beautiful side of the cup is the front. It’s hospitable to turn the beautiful design towards the guest when presenting the tea.

To finish, Yukarun takes a photo with her sensei on the floor. The words written read ichigo ichie, meaning ‘treasure every meeting, for it will never recur.’ This moment, too, was one precious.


This was my first time trying out the tea ceremony practices. It left a deep impression on me, so much so that I wanted to start commuting to the class. I think that by carefully learning each and every gesture, you can make the movements in your everyday life beautiful too. Hospitality is the basis, so you naturally come to handle things preciously, including yourself, your guest and the tools in your hands. It means you can mature as a person and it seems like an opportunity you can use in various places in your life!”



MOSHI MOSHI Kimono Salon Produced by YUMENOYA

Address: 1F, MOSHI MOSHI BOX Harajuku Sight Seeing Bureau, 3-23-5, Jinguma, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo

Business hours: 10:00 to 18:00

Fixed holiday: None





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TEL: 03-3772-6663

Opening Hours: 10:30am-6:00pm



Beginner lessons are approximately 60-minutes and cost ¥2000 (+tax). As long as you have white socks, you can wear ordinary clothes to the lesson. Everything you need can be lent out on site. For full details, check the homepage.



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:


  • Sai Sai Jaran Jaran #2: Hinanchu Strolls Along Tsukishima Monja Street

    04.June.2018 | FEATURES / SPOT

    Sai Sai Jaran Jaran is an official series here on MOSHI MOSHI NIPPON where the members of all-female band SILEN SIREN leave it to their curiosity to visit different hot spots in Japan. From this second installment onwards, the members will each individually visit the places they’re interested in going.


    Our top batter for #2 is the band’s leader and drummer, Hinanchu. She was born in Tokyo, but she realised there are so many streets in the capital she has never visited before. So she took it upon herself to head to Tsukishima which is somewhere not that familiar to her.

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    The first stop she happened upon was Sumiyoshi Shrine. Going to shrines is a regular hobby for Hinanchu; when the band heads on tour in Japan, she finds herself visiting shrines of each region as a morning activity. Sumiyoshi Shrine is located in Tsukudajima which is within walking distance of Tsukishima.

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    Being located in Tsukudajima―which is known as the birthplace of tsukudani, or food boiled down in soy―the shrine was situated at the entrance of a port during the Edo Period. It gained faith amongst many people including those in the shipping industry and wholesale stores associated with them as a holy place for security and protection at sea.

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    Whenever Hinanchu goes to a shrine she always collections a goshuin shrine stamp for her goshuincho stamp book which she brought on this visit too!

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    Her stamp book began at Ise Grand Shrine which she visited with her spirituality fortune-teller friend CHIE. She collected two stamps on this trip: one for Sumiyoshi Shrine and one for Ryuu Shrine which was in close proximity.

    SILENT SIREN ひなんちゅ 住吉神社 サイサイ おみくじ

    Hinanchu never fails to get herself an omikuji when she goes to a shrine, which are strips of paper that tell your fortune. “It’s good to pray for what you wish for when opening an omikuji,” she kindly taught us.


    Right now, she’s thinking of moving house, so she asked the question in her mind whether it’s a good idea to move or not while opening her fortune.

    SILENT SIREN ひなんちゅ 住吉神社 サイサイ おみくじ 中吉

    Her result was chu-kichi, or ‘Middle Blessing,’ which is only one off the highest good fortune. Regarding whether to move or not, the fortune gave her a subtle answer: she can if she likes but there’s no rush. Perhaps it’s not time to move yet?



    Sumiyoshi Shrine

    TEL: 03-5548-1508

    Address: 1-1-14 Tsukuda, Chuo, Tokyo

    Opening Hours: 08:00-17:00 (until 16:30 from October 1 to February 28)



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    After finishing up at the shrine, the next place on the list was Tsukishima Monja Street. Tsukishima has a staggering 75 shops serving monja (also monjayaki), which is a pan-fried batter made with various ingredients.

    The restaurant Hinanchu stopped by was Okame Hyottoko. Okame are popular monja makers, boasting three shops in Tsukishima. They order in fresh ingredients from markets and serve up classic monja and monja with a twist.

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    Sauces and mayonnaise aren’t Hinanchu’s strong point. Although she was born in Tokyo, she’s very rarely eaten monja before. Her aim on this trip is to become able to explain to people exactly what monja is all about!

    She begins making her monja.

    She ordered the ‘Mochi Mentaiko’ (¥1,400). When cooking monja, you first lay out your ingredients on the iron plate and then chop up the vegetables with spatulas. “I bet people skilled at making monja are popular,” she comments. You’re plenty popular!

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    After spreading the ingredients out into a round shape, you form a well in the middle and pour in your batter. Hinanchu performed skillfully without ripping the well! Next, you fry it as it is, and once it’s browned you’re done.

    SILENT SIREN ひなんちゅ 月島 もんじゃ サイサイ チーズ

    Add cheese to make it stringy. Delicious♡

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    She also had fun challenging herself to frying the ‘Mix Ten’ okonomiyaki (¥1,100). It’s quite a skill to execute.

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    They also have Salted Beef Ribs (¥1,200) and Beef Tan Butter (¥1,200) on the teppanyaki menu too.

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    Meat is Hinanchu’s favourite kind of food, so she was very excited!

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    Okame cater to customers from around the world with their multilingual menus. You can get a menu in English, Chinese, Korean, French, Italian, Spanish, German, Thai, Vietnamese, and Indonesian. They even have free Wi-Fi which travelers and tourists in Japan will be happy with.

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    Hinanchu was very satisfied getting to eat so much! So, can you explain what monja are now?

    Monja is a food to make with people in a circle and add ingredients you want to eat. It was a wonderful dish that will have you getting along with someone through that joint-effort!”

    SILENT SIREN ひなんちゅ 月島 もんじゃ サイサイ おかめ 外観

    Tsukishima is a town I haven’t visited that much even though I live in Tokyo. When my foreign friends come I want to take them there!” exclaims Hinanchu. The Tsukishima trip ended with much satisfaction and a full belly.


    Look forward to the next installment of Sai Sai Jaran Jaran. Which member will it be next and where will they be going?



    Okame Hyottoko

    Address: 3-8-10 Tsukishima, Chuo, Tokyo

    TEL: 03-3531-3500

    Opening Hours: 11:00-22:30 (L.O.22:00)

    Closed: Mondays (Unless a national holiday, in which case it will be closed the following day)





    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:


  • 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 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.

  • Concert Review: SILENT SIREN & Poppin’Party Perform Live at Seibu Dome

    20.May.2019 | MUSIC

    SILENT SIREN, who are celebrating their 10th anniversary this year, performed alongside Poppin’Party in a battle of the bands style concert titled NO GIRL NO CRY which was held at Seibu Dome in Saitama on May 18 and May 19.

    An army of 30,000 fans gathered at the venue across both days for his historical show. In addition to the two main acts, Roselia and RAISE A SUILEN performed as opening acts for each day respectively.

    An enormous stage was set up inside the dome which was equipped with fireworks, CO2 and other thrill-inducing devices. At one point, part of the glowing stage moved and flew around the room above the crowd’s head.

    Both SILENT SIREN and Poppin’Party each performed 10 songs on both days. SILENT SIREN’s set list included numbers such as Fujiyama DiscoTenkaippin’s Theme, and the lead song track Koi no Esper from their latest album 31313. Poppin’Party’s list featured songs such as Kizuna Music♪, Tear Drops and their newest single Dreamers Go!.

    At the end of the first night the two bands went on stage together to perform Cherry Bom while on the second day they wrapped up with NO GIRL NO CRY, a song the two acts collaborated on for this event. They also announced that this co-written track will receive a CD release.


    The CD will include the title song as well as each band’s own version of the song. It will be coupled with a DVD featuring the title song’s music video as well as a special interview with both bands.

    The two-day event ended in huge success with a very happy Sai Sai Family and Band Dreamers (the names given to each bands’ fan base).

    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.


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  • SILENT SIREN Release Live Video Performance For ‘Koi no Esper’

    16.May.2019 | MUSIC

    SILENT SIREN released their 6th and last album of the Heisei Era 31313 on May 13, 2019. The band just posted a live video for the song Koi no Esper taken from the album. The video features footage from various concerts across the band’s ongoing “31313” tour.

    During the performances we see vocalist and guitarist Suu calling out “Stop!” as part of the song during which the crowd is to freeze as if time has stopped. When the band starts time again, fans burst forth once more with their pent-up excitement.

    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. Before the tour ends, SILENT SIREN are also set to go head to head against Poppin’Party to win over the crowd with a performance of NO GIRL NO CRY this week at MetLife Dome on May 18 and 19.

  • Sai Sai Jaran Jaran #7: SILENT SIREN’s Yukarun Has Her First Afternoon Tea at Ginza’s ‘THE GRAND LOUNGE’

    13.May.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 keyboardist Yukarun has always wanted to try having afternoon tea. To make her dream come true, she took a visit to THE GRAND LOUNGE in Ginza.

    THE GRAND LOUNGE is a multipurpose lounge for adults located on the 13th floor of THE GRAND GINZA in GINZA SIX.

    Normally in restaurants afternoon tea is often reserved just for the afternoon but at THE GRAND LOUNGE you can enjoy it any time.

    *The afternoon tea set shown above is for 2 people.

    The afternoon tea set here costs ¥4,200 (before tax and service charge). It comes with 7 hors d’oeuvres, 7 sweets, strawberry mille-feuille, and a teapot with free black tea refills. Strawberries are the running theme until June, so the desserts and hors d’oeuvres are made using plenty of Japanese “tochiotome” strawberries. It’s a big tea set so can be enjoyed by couples or big eaters.

    Yukarun is very pleased with the afternoon tea set so much so that she must take a photo beforehand! There are so many strawberries sweets. “I feel happy just looking at this assortment♡” she says.

    The drinks in the set are made by San Francisco-based high tea brand Mighty Leaf. There are 11 types to choose from―9 hot and 2 iced―all of which Mighty Leaf have ensured are organic with only the best herbs chosen.

    You choose your favourite by smelling the fragrant aromas of each bottle. The one most popular with Yukarun was the “White Orchard.” White tea and green tea are used as the base in this drink which are blended with melon and peach fragrance. The fact you get free refills makes it a favourable service.

    Time to tuck in!

    The tasty line-up will have you wondering where to even begin eating from.

    It’s not just the sweets that are piled with strawberries but the light appetisers too. These appetisers include foie gras, salmon and more―all extravagant delectables.

    “Delicious!” says a satisfied Yukarun as she takes her first bite from the bottom row appetisers.

    The variety of sweets is diverse, from jelly to tarts, mousse and beyond. “The sweets come in cute mini sizes! And they’re all super delicious!” comments Yukarun.

    “The tea I chose is really tasty too! I don’t think I’ve ever had tea this good before!”

    Then it was time for the crowning jewel of the afternoon tea set: the strawberry mille-feuille. It is a recreation of the legendary mille-feuille sold at Maxim’s de Paris, a much-loved French restaurant in Ginza that closed in 2015. This sandwich-like dessert takes crunchy pie and stuffs fat strawberries and custard cream between them. It’s a popular dessert ordered by itself too. The version of it that comes with the afternoon tea is half-sized.

    “So good! This is true happiness♡” says Yukarun who is clearly enjoying herself. The mille-feuille can also be ordered for takeout.

    How was your first ever afternoon tea experience, Yukarun?


    “It felt elegant and sophisticated being in a place like this. There are lots of bite-sized appetisers and sweets so it’s fun to try them one by one. It’s fun thinking about where to eat from too, and I was really glad you get to choose your own tea. I definitely want to come here again in my own time! I want to dress up and come with my girlfriends.”

    The items that come with the afternoon teas at THE GRAND LOUNGE change with each season, and right now it’s all about strawberries. Head to THE GRAND LOUNGE yourself and treat yourself and others to a luxurious afternoon tea―at any time of the day.


    Model: Yukako Kurosaka(SILENT SIREN)

    Photographer: Haruka Yamamoto

    Writer: Sayoko Ishii

    Translator: Joshua Kitosi-Isanga



    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 new album 31313 is now on sale. The band are currently on their “31313” tour in support of the album. An additional date was added to the tour which will take place on June 10 at Zepp DiverCity in Tokyo.


    Check their official website for the latest details:

  • SILENT SIREN Release Teaser Video for New Album ‘31313’

    10.March.2019 | MUSIC

    SILENT SIREN have released a video teasing each song from their upcoming album 31313 set to hit shelves on March 13.

    March 13 is known as “SILENT SIREN Day” amongst fans and is also the birthday of drummer Hinanchu. The album even comes one year and three months since their last studio album GIRLS POWER. That’s a lot of coincidental 1’s and 3’s!


    The 13-track album features songs such as Koi no Esper which already received an early digital release, their singles from last year 19 summer note. and Go Way!, their popular track Tenkaippin no Theme which has become a staple festival song, Letter which was written together with fellow musician Hirose Hirose who provided MC and keyboard to the song, Mujuuryou Kadansu which the band performed for the first time at their New Year’s solo show, REBORN which was used as the ending theme for the Japanese film Ra, and more.

    Amazon Bonus Sticker Sample

    TSUTAYA Bonus Poster Sample

    When bought at certain chains the album comes coupled with various bonuses, such as a sticker from Amazon and a poster from TSUTAYA.

  • Lead song “Koi no Esper” from SILENT SIREN’s 6th album “31313” music video release + advanced streaming!

    19.February.2019 | MUSIC

    “Koi no Esper” is the main song on SILENT SIREN’s  6th album “31313 (Sai sai san)”. The album was released on Wednesday 13th March 2019. Koi no Esper is now being streamed on major streaming services and you can also preorder the song on iTunes! If you reserve the album “31313” on iTunes, you can download “Koi no Esper” without delay! Koi no Esper is a killer song which is perfect as the album’s main song because of its strong soprano melody. You can really feel the explosive emotion of the Sai sai characters in this song.


    Along with the advanced streaming release, they have released a music video short version for “Koi no Esper”. The music video pays its respects to anime and variety shows from the 90s by incorporating this theme. CG is used freely to create a psychedelic world of chaos. Agitation wells up within their fanbase as they are forced to wait for the release of the full video.


    SILENT SIREN ー “Koi no Esper” MUSIC VIDEO(Short ver.)

    There is also an album chain that fans can purchase separately. The main album chain includes a poster with a unique photo poster of the girls performing live (size A2), as well as the opportunity to get a specially designed sticker before anyone else can. Fans who order the chain will receive a postcard which advertises a lottery to take part in the meet and greet service the girls will offer at the end of each performance as part of their live tour in March called “SILENT SIREN LIVE TOUR 2019 “31313” 〜 Sai Sai Kessei 10 Nen Datte yo 〜 supported by Tenkaippin”. (The meet and greet will take place at the performance venue and 10 lucky winners will be chosen per venue.) From here on out, the girls will continue to release new albums, tours and release promotion events.

    The album 31313 marks the last “Sai sai day” of the Heisei period of Japan. The album is christened with surprising content, including the birthday of leader Hinanchu (drums) and much more special content about all the band members.


    Besides “Koi no Esper”, the album also includes “19 summer note” and “Go Way!” which were released last year, and the theme song for ramen shop “Tenkaippin”, which they always perform at festivals! As well as these recent songs, there is also the song “Letter”, which was offered to the band by Hirosehirose (MC, keyboard) from the band “Friends”, who are close friends with SILENT SIREN Sai Sai members. The song “Mujyuryoku dance”, which is traditionally performed at concerts held at the end of the year, and the song “Attack”, which is a powerful song the band wrote for the Hokutonoken 35th Anniversary Album “Densho”, are also included on the album. There are 8 new songs. Including the bonus tracks, there are a total of 13 songs on the album.

  • Sai Sai Jaran Jaran #6: SILENT SIREN’s Hinanchu has her fill of Indonesian food in Tokyo

    15.February.2019 | FEATURES / 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.


    For the long-awaited 6th entry we take a trip with band leader Hinanchu. She lived in Indonesia for 10 years from the age of 5 to 15. She fancied a bite of nostalgia so she hit up an Indonesian restaurant in Tokyo. Indonesian cuisine isn’t a familiar taste to the people of Japan, but it seems like there are a lot of delicious options.


    Hinanchu visits “cabe” in Meguro for a bite of nostalgic Indonesian food

    The first place we visit is “cabe” in Meguro. The Indonesian Embassy is close by this restaurant. Over half the customers that dine there are from Indonesia. The restaurant is considerate of Islamic law and so provides authentic Indonesian cuisine that uses absolutely no pork or pig-derived ingredients. The head chef is a Javanese woman who has expert skills in creating major Indonesia dishes as well as food seldom handled in Japan.

    Hinanchu begins by ordering one Sate Ayam (¥220) and Fried Tempeh (¥500). Sate is famous dish from Indonesia of skewered meat. When made with chicken it’s called “sate ayam.” Tempeh is made from soy and used in place of meat for various dishes, making it popular with vegetarians and those on a macrobiotic diet.

    “Tempeh is a food that was always at street food stands. I used to eat it a lot as a snack when I was small! It’s a nostalgic flavour! It’s sort of like natto, but it doesn’t have a smell. It’s easy to eat.”

    The Soto Ayam (¥730) is a chicken soup made with vermicelli. It’s like Japanese miso soup and can be found in all regions of Indonesia. It has a turmeric colour and looks like curry soup but it’s chicken flavoured. It’s said that Sapporo soup curry took a hint from this dish.

    Mie Bakso (¥800) is an Indonesia meatball soup with noodles. cabe handmakes all of its meatballs so one of its characteristics is how large the meatballs are.

    “This is what I’ve been wanting to eat forever! I’m moved that I’m able to eat proper Indonesian food for the first time after coming back to Japan! The other [band] members love Indonesian food too so I want to come again with everyone.”

    The restaurant is spacious and comfortable. They also sell Indonesian ingredients and goods there too. You can try a lot of different flavours on the menu so we recommend visiting here if you’ve never tried Indonesian cuisine before.


    Merah Putih Cafe in Shin-Ōkubo

    Hinanchu’s next stop is Merah Putih Cafe in Shin-Ōkubo. It’s located inside a multi-purpose building that’s filled with a multicultural exotic mood that will have you wondering whether you’re still in Japan.


    The restaurant serves food from Padang, the capital of Indonesia’s West Sumatra province. This region is famous for its food which is distinct for its spices.

    The first dish Hinanchu picks is an assortment of Padang style food “Nasi Padang” (¥1,280). The assortment changes each day. On this day it came with fried omelette, fried chicken with coconut, salad and rice.

    “The chicken is spicy. It was delicious. I lived in Jakarta so it was refreshing trying Padang style food!”

    This restaurant has a lot of regulars including tourists from Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore and other East Asian countries. The people of Indonesia love rice so the restaurant serves it with spicy food, fried food and other types that go well with it. We recommend this place if you’re looking for an authentic taste.

    Having visited two Indonesian restaurants in Tokyo, Hinanchu made the following comment: “Since coming back to Japan I’ve been wanting to eat Indonesian food, but there’s a lot of restaurants here that serve Southeast Asian cuisine. I’m happy I was able to enjoy authentic meals today. I was sucked into the nostalgia, it was like being back over there.”


    Hinanchu also spoke Indonesian with the staff who were also from Indonesia and took a photo!


    Indonesian cuisine isn’t a familiar taste to the people of Japan, but there are many delicious things to choose from. If you’re in Japan why not try it for yourself?

  • SILENT SIREN celebrates last Sai Sai day with new album release!

    07.January.2019 | MUSIC

    SILENT SIREN’s tradition of a year-end one-man-live took place on Sunday 30th December. The special live performance of 2018 was called “Heisei Saigo Dayo! Saifami Zenin Shugo!!” (Last performance of the Heisei period – calling together all fans!!” The live entertained more than 5,000 SILENT SIREN fans, who the girls refer to as “family”.

    As the opening of the show came to an end, the girls appeared on stage accompanied by 30 dancers. Their opening number was “BANG!BANG!BANG!” followed by “Go Way!” and “merry-go-round”.

    Halfway through the performance, all 5,000 fans took part in their special quiz that was based on a questionnaire they conducted earlier during the “Sai Sai Corner”, where the band members play games on stage in between performances.


    Band bassist Ainyan was the designated tour leader this time. She turned to the audience and said:

    “As a unit, next year will be our 10th anniversary. This year, we changed our record label, met some new faces and parted ways with others. However, all these feelings are not going to waste. These kinds of events will probably continue in the future, but one thing that will never change is that we will always stand together on stage as SILENT SIREN. Please continue to support us!”

    They ended the show with a stream of uptempo hits, such as “19 summer note.”, “Starmine”, “DanceMusiQ”,  and “What show is it?” This setlist wrapped up the girls’ original 2018 story.

    For the encore, the large screen bore the words “Important Announcement!” Followed by “13th March 2019 – NEW ALBUM RELEASE!” The album was revealed to be called “31313 Saisaisan”. This day marked the very last “Saisaisan” day of the year and the release of their 6th album, and with that, they celebrated the day’s highlights with a performance of one of the new tracks on the new album – “Mujuryoku Dance” (Zero-gravity dance).

    It has been one year and three months since the release of their last album. This album comes in three varieties – the first-run limited edition, standard edition and fan club edition. They have a total of 12 songs, including singles such as “19 summer note” and “Go Way!”, and eight more new songs such as “Mujuryoku Dance”. The first-run limited edition DVD contains the music videos for “19 summer note”, the promotion song for Tenkaippin ramen, and “Go Way!” amongst other music videos and “the making of” videos too! The fan club limited edition version comes with an original booklet and a limited edition product- namely, the “Saisai original Rucksack”.

    There will also be a live tour themed around the 31313 album called “SILENT SIREN LIVE TOUR 2019 “31313” 〜 Sai Sai Kessei 10 Nen Datte yo 〜 supported by Tenkaippin”. This is scheduled to kick off on national holiday Thursday 21st March. The girls will be travelling throughout 15 regions of Japan and performing at 19 venues. 

    Don’t look away for a moment! SILENT SIREN will be continuing their sai sai action into 2019!

  • SILENT SIREN Members Release First-Ever Photo Book

    17.December.2018 | MUSIC

    SILENT SIREN released their first ever photo book Shashinshuu SILENT SIREN on December 14. The book features photographs of the members taken by Seiichi Uozumi. It made headlines when information about it was announced and has already shot up to No. 1 on Amazon in Japan.

    The book include individuals off-shots of the members as well as photos taken as a band from live shows.

    This project began in 2017 to showcase both sides of the members as individuals and as the all-female band SILENT SIREN. Fans can look forward to seeing live cuts from their performance at their 2017 Ōmisoka countdown event, their solo show at Shibuya for the new year, live cuts from their biggest tour to date―the “Girls will be Bears” tour―which saw them play 33 concerts across Japan, backstage photos and more.


    Uozumi took tens of thousands photos but only a carefully selected line-up has been picked for the book.


    SILENT SIREN will hold a talk show and signing session at HMV&BOOKS in Shibuya on December 23 to promote the release, so don’t miss out.