Mitsune is a Japanese neo-folk fusion bandfrom Berlin, with members hailing from Japan, Germany, Australia and Greece. Fronted by a powerful trio of female Tsugaru shamisen players, accompanied with percussion and double bass, Mitsune is a musical and visual feast that evokes emotion, folklore imagery, driving grooves and wild fashions.
They play a colourful mix of reimagined Japanese folk songs and original tracks drawing from jazz, psychedelic and cinematic music influences, spiced with their ever-present sense of joy and fantasy.
Mitsune released their sophomore album 'Hazama' in February 2022, praised in Songlines and Rolling Stone and entering the Transglobal World Music Chart's Top 10. They are set to release a follow-up EP in 2023.