VIDEO: J-rock, Traditional Instruments, and Vocaloid Song Collide in "Senbonzakura" PV

The new song from WagakkiBand

The breakout hit Hatsune Miku song "Senbonzakura" (translated as “A Thousand Cherry Blossoms”), which racked up millions of views and became a karaoke hit back in 2011, gets a stunning musical makeover via a new promotion video by WagakkiBand, which mixes up rock music and traditional Japanese instruments (such as shamisen, koto, and shakahachi flute) to ear-pleasing effect. Prepare yourself for a rockin' cherry blossom season by watching the impressive clip below!

 

 

BONUS WagakkiBand official publicity photo

 

 

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