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- January 12, 2020 at 8:36 pm #6191CedarParticipant
When we visit Tokyo (end of March/start of April 2020) we’d like to go along to a JPop concert along the lines of the one Sue Perkins visited in her BBC programme ‘Japan with Sue Perkins’
It was a small concert in a smallish upstairs room, and I think the band may have been called Tornado.
Do you know where we can find out about these small concerts, and how we’d be able to find one which is wheelchair accessible?
Thanks so much,
1 user thanked author for this post.January 12, 2020 at 8:54 pm #6192Accessible JapanKeymaster
Can’t watch the show from outside the UK but found this clip. Are you talking about the group here at the 12 second mark?January 12, 2020 at 9:04 pm #6193CedarParticipant
The link below shows a JPop clip from the programme:
An interesting piece on the Japanese idol phenomenon was shown in "Japan with Sue Perkins" from the UK's BBC. Watch this heavily edited extract (original is >7 mins) in which comedian Sue Perkins changes her views about idols after attending a Tornado concert and talking to fans. pic.twitter.com/riJaJlNiZg
— J-Pop Project News (@JPopProjectNews) September 26, 2019
CJanuary 12, 2020 at 9:15 pm #6194Accessible JapanKeymaster
OK, that is a girl “idol” group. Many of the livehouses in Japan are in the basement and have no elevator. Trying to find options via Twitter.
I know the AKB live stage is accessible, but I’m pretty sure getting a ticket is via lottery…January 12, 2020 at 9:23 pm #6195Accessible JapanKeymaster
The AKB info can be found here:January 13, 2020 at 11:08 pm #6196Accessible JapanKeymaster
If you get a ticket by lottery, you need to email the staff and then this seems to be the route (though, this seems to be a few year old and things may have changed):
You can use Google translator on the URL to translate the page.
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