“Katachi” by Shugo Tokumaru

In our latest communication with IB in Japan, he said that he has recently found the music of Shugo Tokumaru to be phenomenal. This musician composes, writes the lyrics, mixes, and performs his music, controlling every aspect of it. He also uses over 100 different traditional and non-traditional instruments.

The above stop-action animation created by Kijek and Adamski, was produced to accompany Tokumaru’s piece called “Katachi,” which in Japanese means form, “kata” meaning pattern and “chi” meaning magical power or energy. It is a term used to express that essential Japanese aesthetic of symmetry, craftmanship, and design revealing an equality of beauty and functionality. It is as awesome as Tokumaru’s music.

Thanks to IB for introducing us to Shugo Tokumaru and helping to keep his parents somewhat hip.

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One Response to “Katachi” by Shugo Tokumaru

  1. This is amazing! Great find…

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