I have been hearing more and more Japanese music recently. We have been watching many different family friendly Japanese anime, and some of them are truly works of art. They have distinctive story lines from a different cultural viewpoint, a Japanese viewpoint. So much different from the stories that come from our Western culture, Japanese stories are filled with honor and a respect for authority.
The music from many of these animes or cartoons can either be good rock n' roll (a great beat even though I can't understand the language) or peaceful and serene. The use of traditional Japanese instruments is widely used - especially wind instruments. They have such a tranquil note to them.
Here is "Omoi Haruka" from the anime Seirei no Moribito.
Composed by Kawai Kenji
Have you all have a very pleasurable day!