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Genre: min'yo

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Min'yo is a traditional Japanese folk music genre that originated in rural areas and has been passed down through generations. It typically features vocals accompanied by instruments such as shamisen, taiko drums, and shakuhachi flutes. The genre has evolved over time and has been influenced by various cultures, including Chinese and Korean. Today, modern artists are incorporating elements of min'yo into their music, creating a fusion of traditional and contemporary sounds.

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Releases by year

Here you can see the popularity of Min'yo genre over time. This graph shows albums and singles releases count by year and decade.

1990s 2
1991 1
1992 1
2000s 38
2009 38
2010s 51
2012 1
2013 1
2014 1
2015 6
2016 1
2017 18
2018 1
2019 22
2020s 32
2020 8
2021 4
2022 17
2023 3
123 releases

Popular min'yo Songs


Most popular min'yo albums

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金田たつえ特選集 博多恋ごよみ
1992
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Echoes of Japan (エコーズ・オブ・ジャパン)
2019
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青龍~三橋美智也のすべて オリジナル・ヒットvol.3
2022
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ゴールデン☆ベスト 金沢明子~民謡と演歌と
2015
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日本の流行歌スターたち(10) 藤本二三吉
2019
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日本の流行歌スターたち(20) 初代・鈴木正夫 豊年祭り(相馬盆唄)~戦場さくら節
2019

min'yo music by decade

Explore min'yo history by listening to songs from every decade. Click on the decade to view songs.

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List of min'yo artists

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

min'yo playlist created by Chosic

Enjoy this playlist of popular min'yo music. We made this playlist using an algorithm created by our team.