2013/05/26

Hatsune Miku

Hatsune Miku is a singing synthesizer application with a humanoid persona, developed by Crypton Future Media in Sapporo, Hokkaido. You can make original music by the synthetic sound if you input a melody and a text by this software.

Since release of 2007, music and animation made with this software spread explosively in YouTube. Hatsune Miku becomes a super famous virtual idol now. Hatsune Miku is also popular abroad. She appeared in CM of Toyota in U.S.A. in 2011 and attracted big attention.


See also
*Japanese
*Chinese
*List of Japanese subculture

Hyakunin-isshu

Hyakunin-isshu is an anthology of one hundred waka poems by one hundred well-known poets between 7th and 13th century. All the poems took tanka style or 5, 7, 5, 7 and 7 words. Hyakunin-isshu are also used for a card game.It is customary to play the games during the New Year holiday.



See also
*Japanese
*Chinese
*List of Japanese culture