Japanese instrumental music influenced by the music of Japan. Traditional Japanese music has many forms from Buddhist chanting to orchestral court music and the traditional folk music of Japan. Japanese musical instruments have a rich history from the 7th century Wadaiko or Taiko drums to folk instruments like the shinobue flute, tsuzumi drum, shamisen lute and the koto. Modern Japanese music is popular with many styles emerging from Western influence like Techno pop, Japanese grime, Japanese hip-hop, jazz, rock, metal and Japanese hardcore. J-pop and Japanese idol music is huge in the charts with Eurobeat and Kawaii Future Bass big in the clubs. Great as theme music for films and anime, music for Tokusatsu live action films and background music for Dorama Japanese television drama.

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