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produce & performance: 月宵 TSUKIYOI
lyrics: kou
music: tetsu
costume design & making(for Tsukiyoi), model: Yuka
hair & make up: Hiroki Hasegawa
cinematgraph: Kenji Okabe(nirnor inc.), Koji Nishida(nirnor inc.), Kyoko Abe
direction: Koji Nishida(nirnor inc.)

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† Tsukiyoi est un duo constitué de Kou (joueuse professionnelle de koto, l’un des plus anciens instruments traditionnels japonais), et de Tetsu, créateur d’univers musicaux. † Kou joue du koto depuis l’âge de 5 ans, et du shamisen depuis ses 10 ans. Diplômée en 2006 de l’université de Tôkyô Geijutsu, elle s’est spécialisée dans la musique de koto de style Ikuta. † Tetsu est quant à lui un musicien polyvalent qui maitrise la musique occidentale et orientale (le violon, le piano, le chant nô, le shamisen…). Il a participé à la création de nombreux disques en tant qu’arrangeur ou directeur musical.

How we Formed

† Tsukiyoi is a duo that formed in 2011. Their music combines rock, electro-pop, tradition, and avant-garde. Kou actually plays the koto, and Tetsu creates various musical worlds. They debuted with “ROKUDAN”, an ambient arrangement of the 400 year-old koto song of the same name. The duo started featuring more songs with Kou’s vocals in 2012. 2013’s “AKAKU SAITE” was called a “very radical pop song” by England’s Electronic Sound magazine. “Transitory”, which is based on “IROHA UTA” (a traditional Japanese song structure) captures Japanese aesthetics and religion. It won second prize at Dubstep Contest, sponsored by an America record label. In July 2014, Tsukiyoi played at “Japan Expo 15” in France where the crowd chanted for TSUKIYOI. After winning the Live Generation X grand prize, the duo played “Tokyo Crazy Kawaii Taipei” in Taiwan in September 2014. Their full album, “Blue Moon” is on sale now.

Our Future

† We believe that music has a magical power to shorten the time it takes for us to learn from one other, to grow together, and to foster a genuine understanding amongst peoples and nations. What’s necessary is to first eliminate the invisible barriers between. Music can be a way to break these walls down. † We would like to articulate and transmit our message and ideas to people throughout the world in order to form a strong connection with others. † Through the richness of Japanese culture and history, we hope “Tsukiyoi” can be a catalyst for a better understanding amongst peoples. Yes, this is our dream.

"TSUKIYOI means the moon that can only be seen in the early hours of the night. Drinking and dancing under the moonlight. Let’s enjoy with us, Cheers!"

More AboutTSUKIYOIMembers and History



もしも古曲が現代的になったら… すべてはそこから始まった。 PROFILE ロック・エレクトロポップと伝統・前衛が交差するサウンドユニット『月宵』。日本の伝統楽器、”箏”を自在に操るkouと、幅広い音楽世界を創造するtetsuにより2011年結成。 400年前の箏曲「六段」をアンビエントにアレンジしたROKUDANがデビュー作。2012年よりkouのボーカルをフィーチャーした楽曲を続々発表。2013年発表の楽曲「赤く咲いて」は ”超ラディカルなポップソング” と評され英国Electronic Sound誌に取り上げられたほか『いろはうた』を題材に日本の美意識・宗教観を盛り込んだ楽曲「Transitory」は米MondoTunesレーベル主催Dubstep Contestで堂々二位受賞。2014年には、ジャパンカルチャーが集まる世界最大のコンベンション、フランス「Japan Expo 15h」に登場し現地にTSUKIYOIコールを起こした後、こちらもリアルな日本カルチャーを発信する、台湾「Tokyo Crazy Kawaii Taipei」出演し好評を博す。そして今、世界に一台のElectric Kotoをフィーチャーして創り出す世界は、過去・現代さらに未来をイメージさせる正に ”月宵ワールド” である。 フルアルバム『Blue Moon』好評発売中。   Tsukiyoi is spearheading the new genre of “NeoMystic J-Rock,” which entwines Japanese traditional, spiritual, electronic music with rock. They approach their music as a ’distraction for creation,’ leading the evolutionary future of Japanese rock in 21st century. Their profound sound is enhanced by their vibrant stage show with Japanese traditional costumes and the world’s first electronic asian zither called the “Electric Koto’. The modern Japanese traditional aesthetic of founder Tetsu Fujiki’s on keyboards and Kou Kakinokihara’s e-koto combined their stunning…


All Vocals and Koto

kou 東京都出身。月宵のボーカル・作詞を担当。5歳より箏を、10歳より三味線を始める。2006年東京藝術大学音楽学部邦楽科生田流箏曲専攻卒業。同年12月ミニアルバム『言葉にできない』箏弾き歌いでソロCDデビュー。箏奏者としての古典演奏、レコーディング・ライブ、和楽器実技講師など精力的に活動。 Kou has played the koto from a very early age, since she was 5 years old. By the time she turned 10, she had already started to play the shamisen as well. She graduated en 2006 at the Tôkyô Geijutsu university, where she got her degree in koto music, specialized in the Ikuta style.


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tetsu 福岡県出身。月宵楽曲のアレンジメント全てを担当。幼少時よりバイオリン・ピアノ・謡・三味線という東西の音楽が入り乱れた環境で生まれ育つ。上京後、作曲家・アレンジャー・サウンドディレクターとして多くのレコーディングセッションに携わる。 Tetsu, he’s an amazing multi-genre musician, master of occidental and oriental music (violin, piano, nô songs, shamisen…). He also participated in the creation of many records, as a composer and musical director

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