Nobuyuki HanabusaVideo Artist / Director

With his love of drawing and making things from a young age, it was inevitable that Hanabusa would move into the creative world.
Deeply inspired by the computer graphics in a movie he saw in 1993, Hanabusa began to study 3D graphics in 1996 in order to gain the ability to freely express the inner world of the subliminal with this new technology.
Since starting his professional career with graphics for television commercials and video games, Hanabusa has created graphics for exhibitions, fashion shows, and other live events of all genres. Beyond mere production of computer graphics, he has exhibited his extraordinary talent as a director with his video productions used at live music events on the scale of tens of thousands of attendees.
Hanabusa created enra in 2012, for which he also composes music in addition to his graphical video art. With his comprehensive production of sounds and images, he shoulders the essential work of building the elements of enra’s world.

Nobuaki KanekoMusician / Actor

With dominant technique Nobuaki Kaneko carves out rhythms with his entire body and soul, forming the cornerstone of the sound of his band RIZE. Known for his visionary drum sense, Kaneko has earned his place as the youngest artist on the cover of Rhythm & Drums Magazine and as the first Japanese drummer in banner ads for Pearl, joining the company of Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers) and Joey Jordison (Slipknot).

In recent years, since Kaneko began to incorporate videos synchronized with his music into art installation projects, he has created music for artist Asami Kiyokawa’s solo exhibition in Kyoto and director Takumi Saitoh’s film “blank13” as well as collaborating with performing arts company enra, receiving universal acclaim while exploring the artistry and future of music through his performances.

As an actor, Kaneko captivates audiences with his conspicuous presence in movies, popular television dramas, and commercials. Transcending genre, he continues to make his mark with a dynamic career like no other.

→Pia-no-jaC←Musical Group

HAYATO (piano) and HIRO (cajon) formed the hybrid musical duo →Pia-no-jaC← in April 2005, and they specialize in instrumental music that jacks up the world of live music with piano and cajon. The name is a portmanteau of the words piano and cajon, with cajon spelled backwards from the right.
Self-taught musically, the simple duo of only keyboards and percussion has crisp and energetic sounds, blending unique flavors with Japanese spirit.

Needless to say their live shows are the most striking, where technique, sound and performance are all highlighted at once. The duo performs over 150 concerts every year, and →Pia-no-jaC← are always on the move and ready to play anywhere, anytime. Not jazz, not classical, their unique Hybrid Instrumental music has the uncanny power to attract huge crowds.

Lightning Piano and Explosion Cajon are breaking the rules of world music. That is the power of →Pia-no-jaC←!

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