Japan is the protagonist of our monthly playlist. After touring with our musical selections around various cities and western countries, now we want to share a list of Japanese (or related to the Land of the Rising Sun) themes. Japan has one of the most interesting cultures worldwide. An ancient civilization that has been modernized during the 20th century. North american culture has had a wide impact on Japan after Wold War II but they have also brought a traditional aesthetic and savor-faire on western civilization. This can be seen in all aspects of daily life, music, film, literature, manufacturing and even the fashion industry.

In recent times, boxer short is gaining popularity in Japan because the vintage and old school look, and Boxer Union is helping with this resurgence. The collective is present in Japan in some prestigious shops in Tokyo, defending the classic woven boxer short as the authentic and genuine men´s undergarment.

01. Alone In Kyoto. Air
02. Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots, Part 1. The Flaming Lips
03. Yuko And Hiro. Blur
04. Yama Yama. Yamasuki
05. Kaze wo Atsumete. Priscilla Ahn
06. Blue Light Yokohama. Pink Martini
07. Kyoto Song. The Cure
08. Tokyo Store Warning. Elvis Costello & The Attractions
09. Tonight In Tokyo. Sandie Shaw
10. Cherry Blossom Girl. Air
11. Hiroshima. Georges Moustaki
12. The Flower Of Carnage. Meiko Kaji
13. Lost to a Geisha Girl. Skeeter Davis
14. Bullet Train To Osaka. The Smashing Pumpkins
15. Welcome To Japan. The Strokes
16. Outside Tokyo. The Stranglers
17. One Rainy Night In Tokyo. Billy Vaughn
18. Big In Japan. Ane Brun
19. Nothing But a Blur From The Bullet Train. Lambchop
20. Deng Zhe Ni Hui Lai. Bai Kwong

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Meiko Kaji

Pink Martini

The Flaming Lips

Priscilla Ahn