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The 1st EP, contains 5 songs is released by Japanese-Western fusion trio "TAGA." (digital distribution only)

In addition to multi-instrumentalist, Kanako Otani who plays Tsugaru shamisen, shinobue, and koto, and Japanese taiko drummer Akira Sakaue, composer and pianist Mamoru Motooka adds beautiful color to this work.

These music are uniquely Japanese, such as the famous song "Sakurafubuki" and the excellent chase of Tsugaru shamisen and Japanese drums "Shishi-Moyuru". Each song is a one-of-a-kind piece that makes you imagine various beautiful landscapes of Japan.

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Apple Music • Enka Top Albums • Japan • TOP 1 • 1 Aug 2023 iTunes Store • Enka TOP ALBUMS • Japan • TOP 1 • 10 Jun 2023 iTunes Store • All Categories TOP ALBUMS • Japan • TOP 12 • 10 Jun 2023


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Artist Profile

  • TAGA

    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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