September 3, 2015

It is evident that J-Pop, a genre of mainstream music from Japan that swept Singapore (and the rest of the world) in the 90s, is not that dead. Amidst the huge Korean wave that’s hit us since the earlier part of this decade, J-Pop has been akin to that kid who sits at the back of the class, quietly observing everyone and achieving straight A’s in school. The hype may have withered down in Singapore but the fascination and admiration for everything Japanese still stands strong among fans.

The MOSHI MOSHI NIPPON FESTIVAL world tour is making a stop in Singapore for two days (5-6 September), with J-pop artists such as Yasutaka Nakata (producer of Kyary Pamyu Pamyu and Perfume) and his electronic duo CAPSULE, yanaginagi (remember the ending theme for “Ano Natsu wo Matteiru”?), kz(livetune), Hachioji P, Anna Yano, WORLD ORDER and Hajuku-based performance group TEMPURA KIDZ.

However, the festival is not just about music. There’ll be fashion shows and an entire area dedicated for exhibition booths; perfect for you to walk around and experience J-pop culture. More details on their website.

MOSHI MOSHI NIPPON Festival takes place this weekend (5-6 September) at *SCAPE The Group Theatrer and *SCAPE Playspace Level 1. Tickets available via SISTIC.