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The long-awaited 1st.CD album is completed!
Kanako Otani, a Japanese musical instrument player who is also active in commercials, Mamoru Motooka, a nine-finger pianist with a dystonia on her right index finger, Akira Sakaue, a Japanese drum player who boasts 1,500 performances in 30 countries around the world, and Japan such as Tsugaru Shamisen, Shinobue, and Wadaiko. Aiming for the world with unique Japanese modern music, which is a perfect fusion of traditional musical instruments and piano.

Past Rank In


Apple Music • Instrumental Top Albums • Thailand • TOP 30 • 9 Feb 2023 Apple Music • Instrumental Top Albums • Japan • TOP 98 • 22 Jul 2023 Apple Music • Instrumental Top Albums • Hong Kong • TOP 109 • 14 Dec 2022 Apple Music • Instrumental Top Albums • China • TOP 186 • 17 Oct 2022


Apple Music • Instrumental Top Songs • Trinidad and Tobago • TOP 62 • 16 Sep 2022

Past Playlist In


Apple Music • Jazz Scene: Japan • 27 Jul 2022

Artist Profile

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    A Japanese-Western eclectic unit featuring a nostalgic sound full of Japanese emotion, which is a fusion of traditional Japanese instruments and piano. Kanako Otani is active in Japan and abroad as her tee player who plays traditional Japanese instruments such as Tsugaru shamisen, Shinobue, koto, and Japanese drums. Akira Sakaue uses traditional Japanese drums as his base and also supports percussive playing styles, and has performed more than 1,500 performances in 30 countries around the world. Mamoru Motooka has performed many domestic and international performances as a nine-fingered pianist while holding his intractable neurological disease, Gistonia, in his right index finger, and is also active in the song programs of the Japanese public broadcaster NHK.

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