Cocco’s YouTube Channel Hits 60,000 Subs

Cocco’s YouTube channel recently hit 60,000 subscribers and in typical Cocco fashion she released a fun video to commemorate it. An interesting thing to note about her YouTube channel is that she directs her own music videos. So she’s basically writing her lyrics, writing her music, and directing her music videos! She’s so talented! If you… Continue reading Cocco’s YouTube Channel Hits 60,000 Subs

Meisa Kuroki in Yajima Biyoshitsu movie

[…] The parody group consists of the Yajima family, which is a 37-year-old mother named Margaret (played by Tunnels’ Noritake Kinashi), plus her 12-year-old daughter Strawberry (played by Tunnels’ Takaaki Ishibashi) and 18-year-old daughter Naomi (played by DJ OZMA). So far, the only known detail of the group’s history is that they came from Nevada… Continue reading Meisa Kuroki in Yajima Biyoshitsu movie

Yasuo Yoshida’s ‘Jakai’ hits stores on March 23rd

Veteran utasaa (Okinawan folk musician) Yasuo Yoshida has a new album out today titled “Jakai.” Yasuo-sensei is one of the most I’m-happy-to-be-in-the-background-kind of musicians I’ve ever met so I’m quite eager to listen to the album. Many of you who follow shimauta and O-pop (Okinawan pop music) will probably be familiar with his wife, Yasuko… Continue reading Yasuo Yoshida’s ‘Jakai’ hits stores on March 23rd

Tatsuya Shimabukuro’s debut album ‘Tunugi’ hits stores on March 12!

Perhaps the most anticipated CD debut (for Okinawan minyou) of the year is Tatsuya Shimabukuro’s “Tunugi” which is set to be released on March 12. Tatsuya’s “Tunugi” will contain 12 tracks including two that he composed the music for. The reasonably priced ¥2,500 album, from Campus Records’ Tundami label, will also feature the talents of… Continue reading Tatsuya Shimabukuro’s debut album ‘Tunugi’ hits stores on March 12!

30,000 hits!

Here’s wishing all of Karakui.com’s visitors a happy and safe holiday season. Nifee (thanks) to all of you for the 30,000 hits (well, we’re actually about 11 shy but what the hey) from December 2006 to December 2007. Not too shabby for an Okinawan pop culture blog. 🙂

9,000 Hits!

I kinda skipped over announcing 7,000 and 8,000 and now we’re at 9,000 hits! Whoa. We’ve been reaching about a 1,000 or so hits a month so we’re ahead of schedule. Now I really gotta start thinking of something to do for our 10,000th hit. Nifee (thanks) for visiting! 😀