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Genre: japanese folk

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Parent Genre: Folk/Acoustic

Japanese folk music is a genre that is deeply rooted in traditional Japanese culture and history. It is characterized by its use of traditional instruments such as the shamisen and koto, as well as its focus on storytelling and emotional depth. This genre has seen a resurgence in popularity in recent years, with many contemporary artists incorporating elements of folk music into their work. Some notable examples of this genre include artists who have gained international recognition for their contributions to the genre.


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ユーミン万歳!〜松任谷由実50周年記念ベストアルバム〜
2022
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ひとり海へ還る
1979
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君と僕らと青春を / 勲章なんかほしくない
2014
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PACIFIC
1978
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風見鶏 (2016リマスター)
1978
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よしだたくろうLIVE '73
2013
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遠ざかる風景
1991
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アコースティックベストセレクション
1992
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若い加藤和彦のように
2013
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三階建の詩
1974
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黄昏めもりい
1976
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うた の こども
2022
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ともだち始め
1973
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愛はちっとも難しくない
1995
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エピローグ
1975

japanese folk music by decade

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List of japanese folk artists

Here is a list of japanese folk artists on Spotify, ranked based on popularity, who exemplifies the japanese folk genre. You can find out what japanese folk genre sounds like where you can preview artists or sort them the way you want, just click the headers to sort.

#namepopularityfollowers
1 54 478309
2 44 234800
3 46 198413
4 41 150026
5 35 54582
6 41 164314
7 30 21632
8 38 42512
9 35 20581
10 35 33034
11 34 9710
12 31 61966
13 23 16643
14 31 31617
15 30 40346
16 29 9440
17 20 21812
18 20 8907
19 30 21060
20 29 50859
21 29 23312
22 19 7606
23 27 14045
24 25 6502
25 21 6999
26 26 27852
27 17 9968
28 25 38427
29 24 17130
30 21 9423
31 23 1801
32 22 1304
33 22 10824
34 22 9946
35 15 9576
36 21 4950
37 21 3565
38 20 25020
39 18 18114
40 17 4540
41 19 2429
42 19 8644
43 17 3138
44 16 6497
45 10 6499
46 9 6128
47 15 9642
48 14 6099
49 14 6628
50 14 4997
51 13 2753
52 12 2871
53 8 3641
54 11 3172
55 9 1704
56 8 1838
57 8 1978
58 8 623
59 7 620
60 7 1191
61 7 1743
62 7 3598
63 6 1360
64 6 1263
65 5 1082
66 4 2787
67 3 2973
68 3 1834
69 2 1487
70 1 667
71 1 1045

japanese folk playlist created by Chosic

Enjoy this playlist of popular japanese folk music. We made this playlist using an algorithm created by our team.