August 17, 2016

YANAKIKU Promoted “Iichiko” in US

YANAKIKU hit the stage of “J-POP SUMMIT 2016” on the 24th of July at Fort Mason Center in San Francisco in US. YANAKIKU has been consecutively joining this event for three years and this year they performed as an ambassador for Japanese sake brand “Iichiko”. They performed “KANPAI NIGHT”, the lyric of which was written by Sawada Challenge from The Challenge, as well as “Fujiyama △ Desco”, entertaining their fans in San Francisco. YANAKIKU Facebook: YANAKIKU... Read More

April 8, 2016

YANAKIKU Debuts New Costumes with Cyntia, LUI FRONTiC Akabane Japan, and Hatsune with BAYBAND

Japanese kimono-cosplay duo YANAKIKU debuted new costumes at their first hosting event, “YANAKIKU Chindouchuu Hizakurige Sono Ichi” at Tokyo’s Daikanyama LOOP on March 30. After high-energy sets by guests Cyntia, LUI FRONTiC Akabane Japan, and Hatsune with BAYBAND, performers Yana and Kiku emerged in slick black outfits hand-crafted by Japanese designer Nobuko Ariga (“NOBU”), renowned for her work in several film and theatrical productions. Ariga has produced all of... Read More

February 27, 2016

YANAKIKU Releases Osaka Tour Documentary

Japanese pop duo YANAKIKU has released a behind-the-scenes video documentary of their February 13th visit to Osaka, their first concert in the city in over 10 months. The girls board the shinkansen for their journey to the February 13th “Wonder World” concert event at the popular FANJ Twice live house, sampling local foods and giving fans a behind-the-scenes look at their pre-show preparation. The video also features live performances including YANAKIKU’s latest... Read More

July 25, 2015

Japanese Pop Duo will host POP Travel Area and share stage with FEMM and Ken Ishii at J-POP LIVE NIGHT II.

J-Pop Summit has announced the details of their second night of Japanese music performances, including live concerts from kimono cosplay singers YANAKIKU, electro-pop mannequin duo FEMM, and Japan’s legendary techno DJ, Ken Ishii. Details and ticket information at YANAKIKU will perform songs from their first full album YANAKIKU NO ENBAN in addition to their hosting duties at J-Pop Summit’s “Ryokan Pavilion” at the POP TRAVEL Area inside Fort... Read More

June 23, 2015


Japanese Pop Duo Became Fan Favorites at Last Year’s Festival. Music Video Features New Fashion Outfits and Comedy Guest Star. After their celebrated performance at 2014’s J-Pop Summit, Japanese pop duo YANAKIKU will return to San Francisco this summer. This year, YANA and KIKU will become “Nakai,” the concierge of Japanese traditional inns at the festival’s “Ryokan Pavilion” at the POP TRAVEL Area inside Fort Mason Center. At the pavilion, visitors can experience... Read More

July 26, 2014

YANAKIKU wins fans at J-Pop Summit

J-Pop female vocal duo YANAKIKU made their USA debut at San Francisco’s J-Pop Summit last weekend, giving American fans their first opportunity to see YANAKIKU’s high-energy performance and comedic MC. The duo gave a special name to the packed audience in San Francisco’s Japan Town, proclaiming “You are the lettuce, we are the meat!” before beginning their live set which included recent releases “FUJIYAMA DISCO” and an English version... Read More

June 10, 2014

J-Pop duo YANAKIKU to make American debut at J-Pop Summit

J-Pop female vocal duo YANAKIKU will make their American debut at San Francisco’s J-Pop Summit on July 19. The Kimono Cosplay singers will perform on the Pagoda Main Stage in Japan Town and participate in the festival’s Cosplay Masquerade in addition to meet and greet sessions and cosplay demonstrations at their booth all weekend long. YANAKIKU joins an all-star lineup of great Japanese music artists at this year’s J-Pop Summit, including Tokyo Girls’... Read More

May 17, 2014

J-Pop duo YANAKIKU returns to UK’s Hyper Japan Festival

J-Pop female vocal duo YANAKIKU will return to Hyper Japan July 25-27 at Earl’s Court in London, England. After a successful performance at the UK’s largest Japanese culture event in 2013, the rising star Kimo-Cos (kimono cosplay) singer/songwriters were invited to return for an encore performance at this year’s festival which features Japanese culture, food, music, cosplay, game, and anime events. Earlier this month, YANAKIKU’s... Read More

April 22, 2014

J-Pop duo YANAKIKU’s new single “FIJUIYAMA DISCO” gets worldwide release

J-Pop female vocal duo YANAKIKU’s new song “FUJIAYAMA DISCO” is set for digital release on May 7, 2014. The rising star Kimo-Cos (kimono cosplay) singer/songwriters made the announcement during their April 19 live show at Ikebukuro mismatch to the excitement of their fans. Earlier this month, YANAKIKU released the eye-popping, colorful music video for “FIJUYAMA DISCO”, which has already scored nearly 50,000 views. YANAKIKU wrote the song to inspire... Read More

January 15, 2014

YANAKIKU previews new songs at Harajuku one-man live show

J-Pop female vocal duo YANAKIKU previewed several new songs during their one-man live show at Harajuku’s Astro Hall on December 23, 2013, including “Ninja Iroha,” “Game Controller,” and a new English version of the upcoming release “Fuijyama Disco”. The rising star KIMOCOS (Kimono Cosplay) performers displayed a variety of Harajuku-inspired fashion, including outfits combining the images of Mount Fuji and disco balls. YANAKIKU has built... Read More