The Sailor Moon Theme On Traditional Japanese Instruments

You might have heard “Moonlight Densetsu,” Sailor Moon’s opening theme song before, but probably not like this.


As Japan Trends points out, shamisen player Nami Kineie has done a more traditional version of the song, accompanied by such instruments as the fue, koto and shakuhachi.

The resulting arrangement and performance works surprisingly well.

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Originally from Texas, Ashcraft has called Osaka home since 2001. He has authored six books, including most recently, The Japanese Sake Bible.



Hah, very nice.

This is one of my favorites. The koto and jushichigen work together exceptionally well! And Tsujimoto Yoshimi is the very essence of elegance. Love watching her performances.