TEMPURA KIDZ’s AO reports on Vietnamese event & Japanese food in Vietnam!
12.December.2017 | SPOT
Hi, everyone! I’m AO from TEMPURA KIDZ!
We recently visited Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam to perform at M-touch FES!
Japan is very cold right now, but it was over 30°c in Ho Chi Minh City!
The sun burned bright during the day. It was really hot, so it was like going back to summer.
This was our 3rd time going to Ho Chi Minh City, but one thing that’s always interesting to see is the number of motorbikes as pictured below.
There was a huge congestion of bikes on the roads, it was like rush hour in Japan!
I was surprised the first time I saw it because it’s not something you see in Japan.
We were caught in the congestion while traveling in the car, it was really amusing to see.
There were lots of bikes at M-touch FES too which meant lots of excited people!
A dance contest and outfit contest were also held at the event. There were people wearing anime costumes, and lots of Japanese songs were used for the dance contest. I saw once more just how Japan’s anime culture had spread to Vietnam.
There was even Japanese food at the booths!
From yakisoba to takoyaki.
People there looked like they really enjoyed the food.
All the Vietnamese people were so warm and in high spirits during the performance – they all sang together and put their hands in the air!
We went out with a bang at the end of a performance by collaborating with everyone in the Vietnamese music group P336band who we get along with for our song “LOLLi POP.”
I thought the crowd would be filled with people seeing us for the first time, but everybody came together as one and got really pumped up. It was so much fun!
We were invited to go to a tasty Japanese restaurant in Vietnam.
Ho Chi Minh City is divided into “wards” kind of like Japan. We went to a restaurant called “EN” in ward 3.
Yay! It’s a sushi bar!!
Just as the name implies, the restaurant is themed around Japanese money (en/yen). The lunch mats looked like Japanese banknotes.
The yen mark (￥) was dotted around different places!
This is what menu looked like.
It was also written in Japanese, making it nice and easy to understand.
They had sushi that you don’t see often in Japan, like wakame.
My interest peaked now and then when looking over the menu.
It’s interesting to see how much Japanese food is priced overseas.
I took a look at the salmon which is my favourite kind of sushi, and…
It was 48,000 dongs which is ￥238 in Japanese yen.
The price is a little high if we’re talking about a Japanese conveyor belt sushi restaurant.
The standard price of sushi is difficult to measure, but this might actually be cheap when considering non-conveyor belt sushi!
Our combination plate sushi has arrived.
I personally found the sushi in the middle to be delicious, the one with the most quantity.
If you’re wondering what was inside it, let’s take a look, starting at the top and working down.
Tenkasu (crunchy deep-fried flour batter)
That’s how it was layered.
The salmon and avocado of course complemented each other well, and the crunchy tenkasu made the texture nice. It was the best.
As well as sushi they had mackerel…
…sashimi combination plate…
…and so on. The Japanese food on the menu was lavish and everything was delicious!
If you visit Vietnam and want to eat sushi, then please try going to EN!
There were many signboards written in Japanese when walking around, and we were spoken to in Japanese at the market.
I felt how much the Vietnamese people had become familiar with Japan.
Although this was our third time in Vietnam, I’m happy I was able to get to know even more about the country again!
Until next time～
TEMPURA KIDZ Collaborate With Moe Shop to Release Tapioca-Themed Song ‘Tapi Tapi’
28.August.2019 | MUSIC
Dance and vocal unit TEMPURA KIDZ―who have taken their boisterous personalities to 13 countries around the world―have just dropped a new song entitled Tapi Tapi in collaboration with French DJ and music producer Moe Shop.
This marks their second collaboration with Moe Shop, the first being the release of UKIYO back in June.
The bubble tea-inspired song takes on a future funk sound, a genre which Moe Shop is at the forefront of. The lyrics were written by singer-songwriter Aoi Yamazaki. It’s a colourful pop dance anthem littered with the TEMPURA KIDZ members’ unique character.
You’re sure to be humming the words “tapi tapi” along to this catchy tune in which the members sing positive things like, “Let’s drink tapioca and be happy” and “Something good’ll happen if you live life smiling.”
With the Olympics right around the corner, TEMPURA KIDZ are looking to continue their global activities to help spread Japanese culture to the world. Be sure to give Tapi Tapi a listen which is also available now on Spotify.
TEMPURA KIDZ & Moe Shop – Digital Single “Tapi Tapi”
Releaed: August 28, 2019
Lyrics: Aoi Yamazaki
Composer: Moe Shop
TEMPURA KIDZ Official Website: https://tempurakidz.asobisystem.com
Moe Shop Official Twitter: https://twitter.com/korewamoe
TEMPURA KIDZ Collaborate With Moe Shop to Release New Song ‘UKIYO’
19.June.2019 | MUSIC
News photos of dance and vocal unit TEMPURA KIDZ have been released. The photos were taken under the supervision of the leader of Harajuku’s kawaii culture Sebastian Masuda.
It has also been announced that the group are set to perform at the KAWAII MONSTER CAFE in Harajuku every Wednesday for a new event aimed at foreign and locals tourists entitled TOKYO POP CULTURE NIGHT ~HARAJUKU CELEBRATION~.
The theme of this event is “Harajuku Tribe” which sees TEMPURA KIDZ dressed up in colourful tribe-like Harajuku wares in which they will put on a new performance called “Harajuku Celebration.” The group teamed up with French DJ and producer Moe Shop to create original music for the performance.
Both artists will release their collaborative track UKIYO on June 18. The song features a “Future Funk,” a genre which sees Moe Shop as its spearhead. It is a colourful pop anthem that fuses with TEMPURA KIDZ and the members’ personalities.。
With the Tokyo 2020 Olympics right around the corner, TEMPURA KIDZ continue their mission to spread Japanese culture around the world.
Release Date: June 18, 2019
Lyrics: Aoi Yamazaki
Composer: Moe Shop
Apple Music: https://music.apple.com/us/album/ukiyo-single/1466735941?l=ja&ls=1
TEMPURA KIDZ Official Website: https://tempurakidz.asobisystem.com/
KMC SHOWCASE “TOKYO POP CULTURE NIGHT ~HARAJUKU CELEBRATION~”Date: Every Wednesday from June 26, 2019Time: 19:30-22:30Location: KAWAII MONSTER CAFE HARAJUKU (YM Square Floor 4F, 4-31-10 Jingumae, Shibuya, Tokyo)KMC SHOW CASE Entrance Charge: ¥2,000 with 1 drink / ¥3,500 ALL YOU CAN DRINK
P→★ (TEMPURA KIDZ) Animal Café Diary #5: Visiting Japan’s First Micro Pig Cafe ‘mipig cafe’
P→★ of Japanese pop dance and vocal group TEMPURA KIDZ loves animals, and this is his featured series in which he visits animal cafes around Tokyo. For diary entry No. 5, our P→★ heads to mipig cafe, Japan’s first ever micro pig cafe that opened in Meguro just last month.
Micro pigs are a super small type of pig bred in the UK through selective breeding. They are smaller than miniature pigs. The concept of the cafe is “A Backwoods For Micro Pigs.” The pigs are given a huge space to live and play around in. As soon as you enter the cafe they are there to greet you.
The building is four storeys high. Each floor has been made into a house for the micro pigs. The initial entry payment is ¥800 for 30 minutes and an extra ¥500 for every 30 minute extension. If you want a drink the prices start from ¥600. The cafe is very new and so is very popular right now, so if you’re looking to visit we recommend making a reservation in advance. It’s possible to get extensions on the day but you won’t be able to if lots of reservations have been made.
The pigs are very friendly with people. As soon as P→★ entered the room the pigs came right up to him. They climbed straight onto his lap.
They stayed in P→★’s arms the entire time without moving. Perhaps it’s because they feel safe and relaxed when embraced. P→★ was happy with it too: “I feel so peaceful♡. I want to stay here forever!” he announced.
Micro pigs aren’t their own species, they are mix of different species, so even if the piglets are born at the same, their size and colour will be completely different. The four pigs in the photos above are all 4-month-old siblings. Currently there are 10 micro pigs at the cafe. Pigs are tidy and very intelligent animals, so with enough practice they can be trained like dogs. There are pigs in the mipig cafe that can turn around and sit on command.
Since the pigs are so friendly with humans, one meeting is enough to have you captive and want to stay with them. They will stay close to you and not move so there’s plenty of opportunities for photos!
As well as drinks the cafe also serves food including cakes. They even serve “Tokusei Cheesecake” (¥850 before tax) from Hasegawa Minoru, a top dining restaurant in Japan. The restaurant is so popular that you have to make reservations up to 2 years in advance. And on weekends and holidays only the cafe sells 10 servings of their special “Pig Cake.”
It’s common in the US and UK for people to have pet pigs, but in Japan they’re still mostly regarded as domestic animals. mipig raises their micro pigs in a way like cats and dogs are in Japan. They are also in contact with farms in the UK and sell micro pigs too. Although they are called micro pigs they can weigh up to 40kg when fully grown. There is a floor in the cafe where you can see a grown up micro pig as shown in P→★’s photo above. Perhaps you can add a new member to your family too. But since the pigs are popular right now it could take over a year for you to receive one.
How did you find the mipig cafe, P→★?
“Of all the animal cafes I have been to so far this one was the most fun! It was fun being able have contact with them the entire time. Now I want a micro pig of my own! They don’t smell either, I could be with them forever. I wasn’t able to get an extension because there were a lot of reservations, so I recommend booking a long stay when you make one! And the cheesecake was super tasty too, so definitely be sure to try it yourself!”
If you’re in or planning a trip to Tokyo then be sure to get your reservations in for the newly-opened mipig cafe in Meguro ASAP!
Model: P→★（TEMPURA KIDZ）@0830_pika
Photo: Haruka Yamamoto
Text: Sayoko Ishii
Translation: Joshua Kitosi-Isanga
Address: 4-11-3 Meguro, Meguro Ward, Tokyo
Access: 15-minutes on foot from Meguro Station / 1-minute on foot from Meguro Racecourse via the Tokkyu Bus from Meguro Station
Business Hours: 10:00-20:00
No Fixed Holidays.
Entry Fee: ¥800 (Before Tax) for 30 minutes (*¥500 for 30 minute extensions)
Official Website: https://mipig.cafe
P→★ (TEMPURA KIDZ) Animal Café Diary #4: Feeling at Peace With Shiba Inu at the Harajuku Mame-Shiba Café
The long-awaited next entry to P→★’s Animal Café Diary is finally here!
P→★ of Japanese pop dance and vocal group TEMPURA KIDZ loves animals, and this is his featured series in which he visits animal cafés around Tokyo. For diary entry No. 4, our P→★ visits the Harajuku Mame-Shiba Cafe located along Harajuku’s famous Takeshita Street.
Harajuku Mame-Shiba Café is Tokyo’s first animal café for Mame-Shiba Inu. It’s very easy to find being just a 3-minute walk from Harajuku Station and 5-minutes from Meiji-Jingumae Station so you can pop in during your Harajuku sightseeing.
There is also an owl cafe called Harajuku Owl’s Forest in the same building on floor B1F which you can see in the picture above. P→★ also visited another owl cafe in Harajuku called Owl’s Garden.
Upon stepping your paws into the Harajuku Mame-Shiba Café you are met by Mame-Shiba dogs wearing bandana around their necks. The café itself has retro style decor with Showa music providing your soundtrack. It also has tatami flooring so you will need to take your shoes off beforehand.
Tickets can only be bought at the café. It’s ¥880 for an adult for for 30 minutes. Once you have your ticket you wait until your designated time. It’s not uncommon for tickets to be sold out on the day so we recommend buying yours early in the day.
You can pick out one drink from the vending machine with your ticket. Pick from a range of teas, coffees and juices, sit down on the tatami mat and enjoy playing with the adorable Mame-Shiba. The café also as a retro TV and Japanese-style ‘chabudai’ tables for sitting on the floor.
The pups are very energetic in the morning and each enjoy living their own lives in their own way as they please. A popular site to see is the dogs basking in the sunlight that shines through the café windows.
Customers are prohibited from picking up and embracing the dogs, but like P→★ they may give you one instead! Stroking and interacting with the bouncy bunch however is fine.
Use toys to play with them, give them food and treats, and find your favourite Mame-Shiba Inu from the pack.
When noon draws in the dogs start going into nap mode. You’ll see the number of them tumbling over for a sleep increase one by one. This makes it easy to snap some photos, so if you’re looking to take lots of photos with them you should go at midday!
There’s also merchandise on sale including items based on popular Shiba Inu characters like Chuken Mochi Shiba and Shibata-san. The most popular item is the key ring of Chuken Mochi Shiba laid sprawled.
P→★ was very happy with his trip: “My grandma had a Shiba Inu called Aka-chan when I was small. Since then I always come into contact with Shiba Inu! I prefer Mame-Shiba who have a bit of individuality compared to the cute ones that look like Chihuahuas. The café has Japanese taste, is spacious and relaxed. I had the best time!”
Harajuku Mame-Shiba Café brings in countless customers everyday from those who do not own pets to foreigners visiting Japan. Reservations cannot be made online or over the phone, so pop in to book when you’re in Harajuku.
Harajuku Mame-Shiba Café
Address: Harajuku Mame-Shiba Café Floor 3F, 1-6-10 Jingumae, Shibuya, Tokyo
Access: 3-minutes on foot from the Takeshita Exit of Harajuku Station via the JR Line / 5-minutes on foot from Exit 5 of Meiji-Jingumae Station via the Tokyo Metro Line
Business Hours: Weekdays 11:00-19:00 / Weekends & Holidays 10:30-19:30
No Fixed Holidays.
Price: ¥880 (13+ Years) / ¥580 (4-12 Years With Parent/Guardian) / Free (3 Years and Below With Parent/Guardian)
*You can also get a ticket for the owl cafe there. ¥1,400 for adults, ¥1,000 for children.
Model: P→★（TEMPURA KIDZ）@0830_pika
Photography: Kayo Sekiguchi
Text: Sayoko Ishii
Translator: Joshua Kitosi-Isanga
P→★ Animal Café Diary #2: Making Friends with Owls & Hawks at Owl’s Garden in Harajuku
P→★ from TEMPURA KIDZ loves animals. This is his featured series in which he visits animal cafés in the city.
In this second entry, he made a trip to Owl’s Garden in Harajuku which houses not only owls, but hawks too!
The café can be found behind Tokyu Plaza, a very favourable location since you can stop by after shopping in Harajuku. It’s a 6-minute walk from Harajuku Station or a 2-minute walk from Meiji-Jingumae Station. Today, P→★ is wearing an outfit inspired by Harry Potter!
The café interior is styled on an English garden. There are 12 owls and hawks that live there. It’s full of natural light and greenery, making it a nice and comfortable place to relax.
There are several price plans. The Standard Plan is ¥1,500 which gets you 60 minutes inside. During that time, you’re free to touch the birds, take photos of them and sit them on your arm as much as you like.
P→★ met with the owls first. You can gently touch the top of their head down to their back as well as their chest. This owl is a Chaco Owl.
If you want to hold the birds just ask the staff. You’ll be given a glove to wear for the bird to sit on.
P→★ is now holding an American kestrel. This is the only falcon in the café. If you’re careful not to move your hand it will stay relaxed on your hand.
This is a barn owl. Apparently lots of customers are captivated by its striking face.
“This one’s so fluffy!” commented P→★.
P→★ was particularly interested in this Little Owl (that’s the actual name of the species!) Its tiny size is enough to tug your heartstrings♡
Owls save energy and don’t move around much, so they’re perfect for snapping photos of. That goes for selfies too.
Next is to try out being a falconer. There’s a number of cafés where you can come into contact with hawks but not that many where you can actually have one fly over to you, so some customers can spend several hours here.
You begin with your back against the wall and bring your hand up to the same height as your shoulders at the count of 3.
The hawk responded to the signal several meters way and flew right onto P→★’s hand.
It costs ¥500 for one turn which consists of two flights.
“It’s like I’ve become a wizard!” The bird that flew to P→★ is the Harris’s hawk. They are known for their intelligence. Hawks are often perceived as scary but they’re actually very friendly to humans.
You can enjoy a drink at this café while playing with the owls and hawks. If you make a reservation you get a drink on the house, otherwise it’s ¥100. It’s better to make a reservation if you’re planning to go there.
The earrings they sell there are popular. They’re made from feathers that have fallen from the owls at the café. Be sure to find the feather of the bird you like there the most. They also sell a range of other merchandise including a photo collection of the owls.
P→★ was very satisfied with his experience. It was his first time coming into contact with them, and his first time having a hawk fly to him.
“After watching Harry Potter, I wanted to own my own owl. It was a lot of fun interacting with them today. My image of hawks has changed too! If I’m rich in the future I want to have my own pet owl. Until then, I’ll be sure to come back here!”
P→★ sure enjoyed Owl’s Garden. The café is arranged in a way that makes it easy to take photos. The natural lighting and greenery make it a great choice for Instagram. Be sure to make a reservation if you’re interested.
Check out the time P→★ went to Harajuku Terrace Café in his first Animal Diary Café entry here.
P→★ (TEMPURA KIDZ) Animal Café Diary #1: Making Friends with Otters at HARRY Harajuku Terrace Café!
I love animals!
This is P→★ from TEMPURA KIDZ and welcome to the first entry of my brand new series. I’ll be updating occasionally. What’s a better way to start a series than to make friends with some otters and hedgehogs in Harajuku? Today, I went to HARRY Harajuku Terrace café to do just that!
It’s not just what’s inside the café, but its location is also worthy of note – it’s just an 8-minute walk from JR Harajuku station and a 5-minute walk from Tokyo Metro Meiji-Jingu station, so it’s easy to drop by after a busy day of being a tourist. The wow-factor of this café is the three very sociable otters. This highly successful café draws in customers that come day after day, seeking the ultimate soothing feeling of bonding with their new friends.
All their faces look the same, but you can tell them apart by looking at their tails. The otter called Miku has a thin tail, whereas San has a thick one and Kirara has a flat one. Particularly Kirara is brimming with curiosity and is the one with whom you are mostly likely to interact, if you should pop by!
Full of excitement, the otters reached through the small hole in the tank to ask for food and toys. It was overwhelmingly cute. When they want a treat, they call out with their peculiar squeal. You can purchase snacks for them within the café. If you give them food, your friendship will grow increasingly stronger.
Otter snack prices:
First-time customers: ￥330 (price including tax)
Standard price: ￥540 (price including tax)
As the café name “HARRY” implies, the café has hedgehogs (harinezumi). The hedgehogs heal the tired hearts of all the café visitors. All the hedgehogs are friendly and rarely ever raise their quills at anyone, so you can touch them safely.
Even I can handle a hedgehog!
Even though hedgehogs are rather timid, they can still open their hearts to you! I can’t believe that we even touched noses to communicate! It’s amazing!
The café was once a pet shop that sold rabbits and other small animals. This is it’s first time running business as a café, and that’s why you can not only interact with the animals here, but also buy one to keep. The staff also provide important information on how to properly care for the animals and diseases to which they are prone. If you are interested, then please feel free to ask them any kind of question.
There are many other animals in the shop. This is a large French Lop rabbit. 3 months after birth, their bodyweight can even reach up to 7kg. Their droopy ears were so cute and their fur was so fluffy! I was filled with happiness.
…and there were even chinchillas. They have fluffy tails and look so cute!
I approached them with some grass for them to snack on, and as soon as they saw me, they ran at me full of energy – we even got a photo together! As all the animals at this café are used to people, it’s easy to take pictures with them to upload on SNS websites!
The café has such a large variety of food for small animals that was quickly noticed by customers who were interested in buying a pet. You can ask the staff what type of food is appropriate for which animal.
I spent a lot of time surrounded by my favourite animals. I was particularly captured by the otters’ cute behaviour! HARRY Harajuku Terrace gives you the opportunity to freely interact with small animals – something that you can’t really do at a zoo or anywhere else. If you’re in Harajuku, how about stopping by? You may have to wait 30 minutes to enter the café if the store is closed. The café is very popular so I recommend that you reserve in advance!
Model Yuna Yabe reports on “Sriracha Japan Festival” in Thailand and live performance by TEMPURA KIDZ
08.December.2017 | SPOT
Hi, everyone. I’m Yuna Yabe, and this is the first article I’ve ever written on the MOSHI MOSHI NIPPON website!
Let’s get to it. So, what’s today’s article about I hear you ask?
Well, I recently went to Thailand!
Although we went to Thailand, the place we went to was about an hour and thirty minutes from Bangkok in a town called Si Racha!
Si Racha is Thailand’s town of Japanese people as there are many Japanese living there!
So when you’re walking around there, you’ll see the Japanese language scattered around!
The feeling of Japan is so prevalent there that it doesn’t seem like you’re in Thailand at all!
It was there that we headed to a Japanese style festival✨
The festival took place at a large park alongside the sea.
The air there was very warm, the kind of climate characteristic of a festival!!
No waiting around…
…I got myself some cotton candy✨🙋🙋🙋⛅
I’ve traveled to Thailand before, so even someone like me kept calm and composed when it came to shopping.
Whoa! Washoku Sato!
When you see a place that you know, you get this welling affinity and just have to buy something, right?
Got some kakigori! ( ᐛ)
It felt like I had come to a festival in actual Japan, so I had a lot of fun! ♡
Oh! Let me show you my outfit!
Since I was in Thailand I wanted to wear some Thai pants, but I didn’t have any with me, so I wore some wide tie-dye pants along with one of the t-shirts being handed out at the festival👚!
It was so flashy, I really stood out ( ´･‿･｀)
The temperature was 30°c so of course I wore short sleeves.
And then, and then, oh, how I waited!
TEMPURA KIDZ live!
I get along with TEMPURA KIDZ on a regular basis, and this was their live performance! They’ve performed at the Sriracha Japan Festival in the past, so they have a lot of fans there! 😜
They have fans not just in Japan but overseas too, so in order for them to connect with the fans there, they had practiced lots and lots of the Thai language among other things. Seeing them up there, they looked so cool and were shining✨
I had so much fun at the Japan festival in Si Racha. It was just like a festival back home, so much so that it makes you forget you’re even in Thailand! I had a really Japanese time.
I think this kind of event was initiated to introduce both the local Japanese people and local Thai people to the great things about Japan, so I hope the Sriracha Japan Festival events can make there way overseas to other places too✨
I’m super happy I was able to go.
How does visiting Si Racha for yourself sound if you go to Thailand?
Sriracha Japan Festival report by KARIN of TEMPURA KIDZ:
KARIN of TEMPURA KIDZ reports on the “Sriracha Japan Festival” in Si Racha, Thailand
Hi, everyone! I’m KARIN from TEMPURA KIDZ.
We recently went to Si Racha in Thailand to perform at the Sriracha Japan Festival!
I have had the change to go to Bangkok many times, but this is only the second time I have been to Si Racha. I came to this event 2 years ago too!
Si Racha is different from Bangkok. It’s rich in natural beauty and its tranquil atmosphere makes it a very pleasant place indeed!
This time around it had a fully-fledged Japanese festival vibe to it because of the Japan Festival!
When you think of festivals, you think of all the different stalls there – and there were plenty of them at this festival!
Of course, they were selling Japanese food, like okonomiyaki and yakisoba. They also had candy floss and more, it felt like summer again!
At the center of the festival was a yagura (tower). There was also a torii (shrine archway) and thunder gate too. It was just like being in Japan!
We also wore our Japanese style clothes for the occasion and performed live!
TEMPURA KIDZ have a festival song, it’s called “Happy Natsu Matsuri.”
It felt like the perfect song for the event. Everybody had their hands in the air and sang along.
Performing “Happy Natsu Matsuri” here sure made it feel like an especially happy summer festival😂
We were also taken to a Japanese restaurant in Si Racha!
They had the standard sushi and California rolls!
The flavour was different from that in Japan – it was super tasty!
And yes – they they tempura too!! ☺️
We were able to feel lots of Japan during this trip to Si Racha.
I’m very happy that I was able to experience Japanese culture, festival and food somewhere else in the world!
The seafood in Si Racha is very fresh and extra delicious, and it’s richly endowed with nature. I’m happy I was able to discover so many wonderful places!
Introduce to you some Japanese artists who are popular the world over
28.October.2017 | MUSIC
In this article, I will introduce to you some Japanese artists who are popular the world over. The popular songs of each artist and live information are noted.
Wednesday Campanella is a unique hip hop unit. The video of “Momotaro” was played more than ten million times and is a song which is popular throughout the world. The unit is going to perform in Los Angeles on the 28th and 29th of Ocotber and in Hongkong on the 18th of November.
SKY-HI is a unique, one-and-only artist and his hip hop music is gaining high reputation. The all-Japan LIVE HOUSE tour “SKY-HI Round A Ground 2017” will be held in 24 cities (25 lives) including in cities like Shanghai, Taiwan, Hongkong, LA, NY, PARIS and LONDON. The digital album “Marble” released on the 6th of October on the Internet won the first place in the charts of iTunes.
BAND-MAID is a rock band consisting of five female members. Their most popular song is “REAL EXISTENCE.” They call their lives “serving” and the fans “masters” or “mistresses” to choreograph the world of a “maid.” However, their music is hard rock which has a gap between their visual. They are now holding a world tour called “BAND—MAID WORLD TOUR 2017.”
Niji no Conquistador
The theme of Niji no Conquistador is “every day is a cultural festival!” The name of the group was decided with the aim of being a group which will conquest the hearts of the fans with various characters like a rainbow. More than 200 audience gathered to their one-man live held in Taiwan in August and the venue was filled with excitement. You should check out their music video featuring cute bathing suits “Kimiha Mujaki na Natsu no Joo.”
May’n is an artist who offers many opening/ending themes to animations, games and movies. She participated in J-POP SUMIT held in San Francisco and released her 5th album “PEACE of SMILE” on the 18th of October and it can be said that she is a very popular artist gaining popularity throughout the world. Her popular song “Yamaidare darlin’” gathered much attention as an opening theme of “AQUARION LOGOS.”
“TEMPURA KIDZ” is a dance & vocal performance unit from Harajuku. Although all the members are teenagers, they are full-fledge performers who have rich experience in performing on many stages. There must a lot of people who will be glued to their performance and colorful costumes. The music video of “CIDER CIDER” is gaining popularity among foreign fans. They have performed in many countries including Tai, Philippine and Myanmar.
How did you like our introduction of 5 popular Japanese artists? Why not check out these artists who are working hard in foreign countries.
Join the daytime club event THE BLOCK PARTY part 3 run by YU-KA and P→★ from TEMPURZ KIDZ!
TEMPURA KIDZ members YU-KA and P→★ are organizing the third sequel to the event “THE BLOCK PARTY” to be held on Sunday 24th September!
DJs, artists and much more – there is so much packed into this event that makes it so popular. For this round, there are many dancers taking part. TEMPURA KIDZ dance with such precision, delivering their best at festivals worldwide. Alongside TEMPURA KIDZ, there will be many unique dancers with a range of styles taking part. This will be the first BLOCK PARTY where TOKYO BOBOBOY will take to the stage. As well as their dance videos attracting lots of attention, P→★ from TEMPURA KIDZ will also be joining them. But of course, don’t forget to check out the live performance of TEMPURZ KIDZ!
There will also be a student discount for THE BLOCK PARTY for easy student entry. Don’t miss out on your chance to witness these unique dances!
TEMPURA KIDZ dance together on stage with 48 local kids in Fukushima!
13.September.2017 | MUSIC
TEMPUZA KIDZ attended “ONE + NATION music circus” on September 9th, an outdoor music festival held at Tamurashi Undo Park in the city of Tamura in Fukushima, where they were joined on stage by 48 kids.
This was a collaborative project between ASOBISYSEM and the city of Tamura to energetically celebrate the local generation of youngsters.
TEMPURZ KIDZ traveled to Tamura in July and have since held dance dance workshops together with the local children where they have all practiced for nearly 2 months to put on the best performance possible on stage.
The hard work was worth it as the kids went on stage at “ONE + NATION music circus” on Saturday last week dressed in TEMPURA KIDZ outfits and danced just like them!
Together with TEMPURA KIDZ, the children put on a stunning performance that wowed the audience.
The kids’ extra hard training over the course of 2 months with TEMPURA KIDZ paid off as they displayed the fruits of their labour and danced effortlessly. They are sure to continue invigorating Tamura with their youthful energy!
【Comment from YU-KA (TEMPURA KIDZ Leader)】
“When I first heard about this project, my honest feelings were that it would be difficult, and it was something I couldn’t really picture.”
“We’ve held one-off dance workshops at numerous places in the past, but this time we held them periodically in the same place, with our final goal being to perform together on stage. We wondered what sort of schedule we should have for the workshops and just went with the flow through trial and error.”
“Thanks to the children’s hard work and the co-operation from their parents and people of Tamura, we were able to hold our first ever performance with a large family of 48 people on the day! I’m so happy it was a huge success by the end!!”
“We were able to achieve our goal with the project to pour energy and spirit into the area by working together with the locals and holding regular activities. Having started with Tamura, I’d like to continue holding these kinds of workshops in lots of other places too!”
Awesome line-up announced for “THE BLOCK PARTY Vol. 2” – the club party that’s officially hosted by TEMPURA KIDZ!
The first block party was a daytime club party hosted by TEMPURA KIDZ was held back on March 12th and was organized by TEMPURA KIDZ’s own P→★ and YU-KA. The next installment of their club party is scheduled to fall on Sunday June 11th.
TEMPURA KIDZ have invited another fantastic line-up of guests to join them for their next event. For Vol. 2, expect to see HASTA LA VISTA, a group made up of, what would be no exaggeration to say, influential artists; MC Itsuka from Charisma.com, who has done collaborations with TEMPURA KIDZ, so much so that it would be safe to say she is almost like their older sister; “Atarashii Gakkou no Leaders,” who performed the main theme song for the hit TV drama “Joshu Seven” and who made a successful major debut.
MCいつか from Charisma.com
Dance performances will be making a return for the new block party too, following up from the first. Artists who will be dancing include “Pirates of Macho Bean,” whose performance you will never forget, with his incredible skill and vivid personality. A host of other artists in the dance scene will also be hitting the stage such as “Dr. SWAG,” “ASUPI,” “amane” and more, all of whom are young artists paving the way for the next generation and all whose performances you must not miss.
Also returning are resident DJs “RAM RIDER,” “Shogo Soezima (T.U.S.)”, “2BOY” and “UMIMAN.” P→★ of TEMPURA KIDZ will also be appearing as “DJ P→★”!
The members of TEMPURA KIDZ will also be holding a project entitled “Joshi Ryoku Koujou Kikaku” for girls – 50 lucky attendees who are girls will receive body bath oil by Beaute de Sae. And make sure you don’t miss out on some exclusive kawaii goods by Choco moo who created designs just for THE BLOCK PARTY!
A little under one month left until THE BLOCK PARTY Vol. 2 begins. Tickets are now on sale and selling fast, so make sure to reserve yours ASAP!