Shugo Tokumaru – “Katachi”

There’s always been a special place in my heart for Japanese music, art and culture. Whenever I think back to my formative teenage years I get this muddle of flashbacks that consists of Studio Ghibli animations, punk rock Japanese biker girlfriends, and late 90’s hip hop paraphernalia that mingle into recollections of experiences both indistinguishable from my dreams and memories. I think I watched this video 10 times in a row, smiling the whole time as it brought back some long forgotten stuff and made me want to get off my ass and do more of something, anything. I hope it does the same for you too.

トクマルシューゴ is a Japanese singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, who debuted in May 2004 in America with his album ‘Night Piece’. Shugo creates every aspect of his music – lyrics, music, arrangements, recording and mixing and is known for using over 100 different traditional and non-traditional instruments in his recordings.

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