From about 100 years ago, Kobe has been known as Japan's city of jazz. It is home to plenty of clubs dedicated to jazz, and before the corona, an annual jazz festival that attracted musicians from all over the world.
Shamisen, the Soul Music of Tsugaru
Tsugaru, Aomori Prefecture, is the heart of a dynamic, hard-striking style of shamisen.
Blues City Osaka
Osaka, the cultural and economic hub of the Kansai area, is known as the city of the blues. Before the corona, sessions were held every night at the many blues bars around the city.