Saturday, December 31, 2011
Just Around The Corner
Oh 2012, is that you?
Can you believe it's almost here already? I hope you are all having a great time partying or relaxing at home to welcome the new year.
Many houses in Japan will be watching NHK's Annual Ko-haku Music Show on TV together with family. Since they started the show on New Years Eve in 1953, it has been the show to watch on the last day of the year. It's a live show that showcases the popular artists of the year in two groups, White group for the guys and Red group for the girls, and it's sort of a contest to see which group wins every year.
There have actually been many non-Japanese artist that have performed in the Ko-haku. Artists like Cyndi Lauper, who sang I Drove All Night in 1990, and Andy Williams, who sang Moon River in 1991.
Although with so many different TV programs available to us and things to do, not as many people watch this show as before. But it's still a tradition in my house have it on TV and we all sing along to our favorite songs.
Happy New Years Eve to you all!