Folk Music Japanese Folk Music Bands List

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List of Japanese folk music bands, listed by popularity with photos when available. This list includes more than just bands, as folk music solo artists from Japan are included as well. It's always interesting to see where famous bands got their starts, so use this list to discover some great Japanese music that you've never heard before. The folk music bands and artists below have played their music all over the world, but they all were formed in Japan. If you think the best Japanese folk music band is missing from the list, then feel free to add it at the bottom so it's included with these other great acts.

List bands range from Kitaro to YUI.

If you want to answer the questions, "Who are popular folk music bands from Japan?" and "Which folk music bands started in Japan?" then this list will answer your questions.
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Kitaro is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Japanese Folk Music Bands List
New Age music, Folk music, Electronic music

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YUI is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Japanese Folk Music Bands List
Pop music, Folk music, J-pop

3
Miyuki Nakajima is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Japanese Folk Music Bands List
Blues-rock, Rock music, Folk music

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KOKIA is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Japanese Folk Music Bands List
Neoclassical Dark Wave, Pop music, Folk music

5
Naomi Chiaki is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Japanese Folk Music Bands List
Pop music, Rock music, Folk music

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Tsuyoshi Nagabuchi is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Japanese Folk Music Bands List
Rock music, Folk music

7
Cocco is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Japanese Folk Music Bands List
Pop music, Rock music, Folk music

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Keisuke Kuwata is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Japanese Folk Music Bands List
Blues-rock, Pop music, Rock music

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UA is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Japanese Folk Music Bands List
Pop music, Folk music, Reggae

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Rie fu is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Japanese Folk Music Bands List
Pop music, Rock music, Folk music

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Chihiro Onitsuka is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Japanese Folk Music Bands List
Ballad, Folk music, Folk rock

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Yu Takahashi is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Japanese Folk Music Bands List
Pop music, Folk music, J-pop

13
The Alfee is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Japanese Folk Music Bands List
Folk music, Japanese rock, J-pop

14
Hirakawachi Itchōme is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Japanese Folk Music Bands List
Pop music, Folk music

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Chitose Hajime is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Japanese Folk Music Bands List
Chitose Hajime Folk music, World music

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Yuzu is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Japanese Folk Music Bands List
Pop music, Folk music, J-pop

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Salyu is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Japanese Folk Music Bands List
Rock music, Folk music, Experimental rock

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Love Psychedelico is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Japanese Folk Music Bands List
British Invasion, Pop music, Rock music

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Chage and Aska is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Japanese Folk Music Bands List
Adult contemporary music, Pop music, Rock music

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Justin Heathcliff is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Japanese Folk Music Bands List
New Age, New Age music, Traditional music