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Japanese Dramatic music


Japanese music with a dramatic flair perfect for film, television and media production.


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SAMURAI STYLE - (by Taka Matsuda)  Year: 2010
Taka Matsuda Contemporary arranged of Japanese traditional instruments; KOTO, SYAMISEN, TAIKO, NOUKAN-flute. Strong and dynamic, but also delicate; like a Samurai! Acoustic-Mix (w/o drums and percussions) sounds more traditional. Great for movie, film, documentary, history, advertisement, commercial. Instrumental, Japanese, Japanese Dramatic
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Japanese, Japanese Dramatic
423244 3:00 Medium 122   
Variation A (Acoustic ver.) - Japanese, Japanese Dramatic
423243 3:00 Medium 122   
Variation B (Under Score) - Japanese, Japanese Dramatic
423245 3:00 Medium 122   


SPIRIT - (by Tao & Sound)  Year: 2016
Tao & Sound Spirit is an epic japanese waltz fusion which makes it a unique piece. It is composed in Hirajoshi modified scale with 3 different states: calm, movement and explosion. Perfect for asian audiovisual projects, films, activities, documentary, etc in which traditional, art & emotional impact are needed, Instrumental, Japanese, Japanese Dramatic
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Japanese, Japanese Dramatic
804247 5:27 Med Slow 95   


RONIN - (by Taka Matsuda)  Year: 2011
Taka Matsuda Contemporary arranged of Japanese traditional instruments; SHAMISEN, TAIKO, NOHKAN-flute and upbeat drums. Bold and aggressive mood. Variation track (w/o drums and percussions) sounds more traditional. Great for movie, film, documentary, history, advertisement, commercial. Instrumental, Japanese, Japanese Dramatic
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Japanese, Japanese Dramatic
459247 1:26 Med Fast 140   
Variation (Drum Less) - Japanese, Japanese Dramatic
459246 1:26 Med Fast 140   


SAMURAI - (by Rolf Lortz)  Year: 2011
Rolf Lortz An instrumental asian world fusion song inspired by a japanese tune played on Koto, Bass Koto, Shamisen, bamboo flute and erhu. It is driven by a pulsating rock drum rythm with a bamboo flute and ErHu melody. Perfect soundtrack for Samurai movies. Instrumental, Japanese, Japanese Dramatic
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Japanese, Japanese Dramatic
509213 1:37 Medium 122   


FLAME - (by Cyril Baranov)  Year: 2012
Cyril Baranov Flame. Composition with elements of Japanese traditional music. Passionate voice of flute shakuhachi. Short sparks of koto. Fire in every beat of traditional Japanese drums - taiko. Samurais are ready to battle. Castle in flame. Fire in the music. And in the heart. Instrumental, Japanese, Japanese Dramatic
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Japanese, Japanese Dramatic
562783 2:44 Fast 160   


FUSHIMI INARI - (by Federico Chieli)  Year: 2011
Federico Chieli Japanese influenced music with traditional instruments. Great for Japan temple scenes, news, reportages, documentaries, travel, only acoustic instruments, the mood is... moody! Meditation, zen, asia, asian, shinto, samurai, garden, geisha romance, drama, mystery background trailer or credits, Instrumental, Japanese, Japanese Dramatic
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Japanese, Japanese Dramatic
466465 3:12 Med Slow 85   


BLOSSOM ON THE SEA - (by Geoffrey Wilson)  Year: 2013
Geoffrey Wilson A beautiful, poignant, reflective track that is based on traditional Japanese music and features shakuhatchi and koto. Would work well for scenes involving Zen, enlightenment, nature, contemplation, meditation, spirituality, loss, transmigration, longing or love. Instrumental, Japanese, Japanese Dramatic
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Japanese, Japanese Dramatic
601400 2:35 Slow 60   


JAPANESE GARDEN AT NIGHT - (by JJ Reinhold)  Year: 2013
JJ Reinhold Solo harp piece reminiscent of the koto, a Japanese plucked string instrument. The tone is dramatic, with two distinct sections. The first part is more free and flowing, followed by a faster, more rhythmic middle before returning to the opening material. Ideal for Japanese/ Asian scenes or moods. Instrumental, Japanese, Japanese Dramatic
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Japanese, Japanese Dramatic
569395 3:55 Med Slow 80   


A DELICATE BALANCE - (by J Goldfinger)  Year: 2015
J Goldfinger Dreamy, simple eastern melody. Electric guitar and bells. Deep, low bass drum providing a steady pulse, while shakers are used for heightened dramatic effect. Useful in: commercials, digital ads, and video games. Calm and serene vibe. Instrumental, Japanese, Japanese Dramatic
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
12 Mixes Available
732847 2:05 Slow 67   


BAMBOO WARRIOR - (by Rosalind Richards)  Year: 2011
Rosalind Richards Dramatic opening of taiko drums lead into beautiful orchestral landscape of strings, flutes, drums, temple blocks. Meaningful background to battle or war. Romantic, deep, profound, epic drama. Story of feudal lords. Perfect for movie score or TV instrumental, travel or history. Beautiful warm flute, Instrumental, Japanese, Japanese Dramatic
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
60sec (Shorter Version) - Japanese, Japanese Dramatic
501668 1:01 Medium 120   


JAPANESE WATERFALLS - (by Rosalind Richards)  Year: 2012
Rosalind Richards Highly dramatic and mysterious track with cool suspenseful exotic sounds and surprises. Spacious and atmospheric, perfect movie trailer or soundtrack for historic, fantasy, sci-fi drama. Breathy hisses, chimes, twangs, gongs and taikos all creating a suspenseful backdrop. Flute weaves throughout. Instrumental, Japanese, Japanese Dramatic
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Japanese, Japanese Dramatic
544490 6:23 Med Slow 104   
60sec - Japanese, Japanese Dramatic
544492 1:10 Medium 105   
30sec - Japanese, Japanese Dramatic
544493 0:34 Medium 110   


SWORDS CLASHING UNDER THE SNOWFALL - (by Michael Huang)  Year: 2007
Michael Huang Tension-filled ethnic-influenced action loop with strong Japanese flavor. Elegant Koto with strong Taiko drums. For Asian travel documentary or to show the ruggedness of a Japanese automobiles, Asian-themed products or promotion, including luxury male fashion or colognes, Ninja heroes, battle scenes, Male Vocals, Japanese, Japanese Dramatic
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Loop - Japanese, Japanese Dramatic
340663 0:34 Med Fast   


WIND SPIRITS - (by Joel Steudler)  Year: 2010
Joel Steudler Koto and shamisen duel in this fast paced, energetic track. The traditional Japanese instrument ensemble is rounded out with taiko drums and shakuhachi flute. Use this track in a dramatic martial arts setting or an upbeat travelogue! The quick tempo and bouncy melody also evoke folk dance rhythms. Instrumental, Japanese, Japanese Dramatic
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Japanese, Japanese Dramatic  
429841 3:08 Med Fast 143   


RITUAL OF GHOSTS 2 -BANQUET- (JAPANESE HORROR SCORE) - (by Adwise Music)  Year: 2011
Adwise Music Eerie, dark and atmospheric cue combining sounds of Japanese traditional & folk instruments Koto, Taiko Drums & Bell, & electronic elements a la Kwaidan (by Toru Takemitsu). Great for Psychological, Paranormal Sci-fi, Asian or even general films as well as Horror/Suspense/Folklore-tales. Instrumental, Japanese, Japanese Dramatic
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Japanese, Japanese Dramatic
472312 1:52 Mixed 36   


WARRIOR MONK - (by Rosalind Richards)  Year: 2012
Rosalind Richards Dramatic Japanese landscape with energetic percussion and a lot tension. Great flute opening and exciting interaction with taiko drums, woodblocks and gongs. Driving rhythms to the end. Moving, dynamic, action thriller. Epic film adventure, trailer. Instrumental, Japanese, Japanese Dramatic
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Japanese, Japanese Dramatic
533628 2:27 Medium 120   


CHERRY BLOSSOMS FALLING - (by Joel Steudler)  Year: 2010
Joel Steudler Traditional Japanese instruments create a calm but exotic atmosphere. Peaceful delicate & gentle. Shakuhachi flute & koto harp evoke images of a tea garden, a misty countryside & Shinto shrines. Exotic, spiritual, meditative. Perfect travelogue or anime featuring feudal Japan, geisha documentary, Instrumental, Japanese, Japanese Dramatic
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Japanese, Japanese Dramatic  
429836 3:30 Med Slow 87   


COMING STORM - (by Rosalind Richards)  Year: 2011
Rosalind Richards Exciting taiko drum opening, orchestral strings, gongs, bells, dramatic harp glizzandos, mysterious, steady harp ostinato. samurai warrior dressing for battle, villagers stealing away before a fight, procession of battle. Lines of Mounted Soldiers Crossing Terrain. Peaceful Kingdom Facing War,, Instrumental, Japanese, Japanese Dramatic
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track (Instrumental) - Japanese, Japanese Dramatic
462274 6:17 Med Slow 93   
Variation (Shorter Version) - Japanese, Japanese Dramatic
461667 1:11 Med Slow 93   


JAPANESE ZEN GARDEN - (by Rosalind Richards)  Year: 2011
Rosalind Richards Dramatic Japanese soundscape with ancient traditional instruments: Mysterious flute, shakuhachi, koto, katana drums, clappers, gongs. Moody and beautiful, with an edgy koto theme & unexpected rhythmic touches. Exotic mysterious passionate. Geisha love story, espionage, Kung Fu, tea house, mystery, Instrumental, Japanese, Japanese Dramatic
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track (Instrumental) - Japanese, Japanese Dramatic
454783 6:35 Med Slow 84   
60sec (Shorter Version) - Japanese, Japanese Dramatic
454782 1:01 Med Slow 100   
30sec (Shorter Version) - Japanese, Japanese Dramatic
454982 0:31 Med Slow 83   


SECRET PEARLS - SLOW - (by Simon Wolfe)  Year: 2005
Simon Wolfe delicate, subtle and ethereal oriental/asian fusion piece with plucked strings, harp and koto, Instrumental, Japanese, Japanese Dramatic
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Japanese, Japanese Dramatic
204865 2:46 Medium 120   


OUT OF SAKI - (by Solfeggio Shaman)  Year: 2011
Solfeggio Shaman A climactic & dramatic ensemble with traditional & tribal Japanese instruments and sounds with underlying solfeggio tones, spring drum rhythms & melodies. Mysterious, edgy, exotic and beautiful. Poignant aftermath, romantic, medical drama, lovers' reunion, flashbacks. Elegant travel documentary, Instrumental, Japanese, Japanese Dramatic
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Japanese, Japanese Dramatic  
484027 3:02 Med Slow 80   


SAKURA KILLER - (by Kristian Sensini)  Year: 2012
Kristian Sensini Psycho Action Thriller Dramatic Oriental music, perfect score for a movie placed in Japan, because of its mixture between horror and typical Japanese musical instruments (especially the koto) mix to add to the tension. Tokyo killer, Ninja action scenes, sword fight, murder mystery, explosive finale! Instrumental, Japanese, Japanese Dramatic
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Japanese, Japanese Dramatic
537690 3:17 Slow   


CELESTIAL ORIENT - (by Jason Farnham)  Year: 2010
Jason Farnham Simple, spacious ambient hybrid track featuring Japanese koto with pad accompaniment and light electronic elements. Great for background in documentaries about nature, space, pastoral, and the environment. Also excellent for yoga and relaxation. Instrumental, Japanese, Japanese Dramatic
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Japanese, Japanese Dramatic
461931 5:18 Very Slow 58   


WANDERING MONK - (by Rosalind Richards)  Year: 2012
Rosalind Richards Wandering Monk travels searching for meaning through danger, espionage and intrigue. Rich changing moods and colors. Perfect for dramatic soundtrack or Asian historical or fantasy drama. Instrumental, Japanese, Japanese Dramatic
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
30sec - Japanese, Japanese Dramatic
544488 0:38 Medium 110   


GEISHA GIRL - (by Simon Wolfe)  Year: 2007
Simon Wolfe Rich and magical fusion of asian percussion and string textures to create a contemporary soundscape with flavors of the orient. Soulful and mystical distant vocal samples. Majestic and rich textures. Instrumental, Japanese, Japanese Dramatic
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Japanese, Japanese Dramatic
246435 3:22 Med Fast 149   
30sec A - New Age, Ethnic Fusion
246438 0:30 Medium 114   
30sec B - New Age, Ethnic Fusion
246437 0:30 Medium 114   
60sec - New Age, Ethnic Fusion
246436 1:00 Medium 114   


BUTTERFLY WINGS - (by Rosalind Richards)  Year: 2012
Rosalind Richards Light-hearted Asian style piece with playful kotos and flute interweaving. Perfect background for a Wedding Celebration or new adventure or beginning. Magical journey. Children playing in a Japanese courtyard. Birthday party or happy news. Instrumental, Japanese, Japanese Dramatic
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Japanese, Japanese Dramatic
544507 3:10 Medium 110   
30sec - Japanese, Japanese Dramatic
544495 0:35 Medium 120   
60sec - Japanese, Japanese Dramatic
544494 1:09 Medium 110   


OEDOKOMORIUTA - (by Cyril Baranov)  Year: 2012
Cyril Baranov Oedokomoriuta. Quiet and warm sound of 13-stringed koto. Voice of shakuhachi flute, that flows like a river. Calming beats of the Japanese drums taiko. Music of peace. Music of World. Traditional and one of the most popular Japanese lullaby for children. Lullaby of Edo. Instrumental, Japanese, Japanese Dramatic
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Japanese, Japanese Dramatic
562784 2:22 Medium 120   


JAPANESE VILLAGE FESTIVAL - (by Anthony Graham)  Year: 2012
Anthony Graham Ethnic and dramatic Japanese instrumental with strong flute melody and Japanese percussion. Building in intensity, royal event, arrival of the king, reverance. Anticipating, walking through forest, action and adventure. Will work well for Film, TV, Documentary, Travel Channel. Instrumental, Japanese, Japanese Dramatic
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Bed - Japanese, Japanese Dramatic
529821 0:49 No Tempo   


JAPANESE ATMOSPHERE - (by Guido Negraszus)  Year: 2012
Guido Negraszus Epic Japanese theme music. Powerful Taiko drums, Shakuhachi flutes & Koto strings combined with nature sounds and Far East textures. Powerful, dramatic, beautiful & exotic feel. Travel channels, documentaries, Film & TV. Geisha romance, mystery movie, opening scenes, epic movie trailers main theme, Instrumental, Japanese, Japanese Dramatic
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Japanese, Japanese Dramatic
554687 5:36 Med Slow 80   


JAPANESE CLASSICAL THEATRE - (by Anthony Graham)  Year: 2012
Anthony Graham Hypnotizing and building rhythms with synthesize vocal (no lyrics). Japanese instrumental for use in Film, TV, Documentary, Travel Channel. Making a royal entrance, Gypsy dancing, traditional chanting... Instrumental, Japanese, Japanese Dramatic
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
60sec - Japanese, Japanese Dramatic
529822 1:02 Medium 116   


TRADITIONAL JAPANESE - (by Marc Filmer)  Year: 2011
Marc Filmer Dramatic Strings, plucked Koto and Shakuhachi flute. Tamed just enough to appeal to western audiences, but keeping enough traditional elements to be distinctly Japan flavored. Sparse natural percussion and boomy Taiko (Japanese drum). Great for any Japanese tv/movie Scenes or travel and news pieces. Instrumental, Japanese, Japanese Dramatic
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Japanese, Japanese Dramatic  
496680 1:19 Med Slow 90   


JAPANESE VILLAGE THEATRE - (by Anthony Graham)  Year: 2012
Anthony Graham Interesting, dramatic and rhythmic Japanese instrumental with flute melody, bouzouki, percussion, clapping and vocals (no lyrics). Dancing With Wolves movie, live theatre performance, ritual rain dance, fire dancing, ancestral worship. Film, TV, Documentary, Travel Channel. Instrumental, Japanese, Japanese Dramatic
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
60sec - Japanese, Japanese Dramatic
529823 1:02 Medium 120   


FUJI IN WINTER - (by Piotr Pacyna)  Year: 2011
Piotr Pacyna A stylish blend of the East and the West. Traditional japanese instruments like koto, and shakuhachi combined with contemporary r'n'b groove and occasional electronic elements. Highly suitable for travel, journeys, holidays and vacations in exotic and far-away places. Instrumental, Japanese, Japanese Dramatic
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Japanese, Japanese Dramatic
479978 3:01 Med Slow 100   
Loop - Japanese, Japan
479980 0:20 Med Slow 100   
Variation (Underscore) - Japanese, Japan
479983 2:59 Med Slow 100   
Loop - Japanese, Japan
479979 0:20 Med Slow 100   
60sec - Japanese, Japan
479977 0:59 Med Slow 100   
Variation (Minimal melodies) - Japanese, Japan
479982 3:00 Med Slow 100   
Loop - Japanese, Japanese Dramatic
479981 0:20 Med Slow 100   
30sec - Japanese, Japanese Ethereal
479976 0:30 Med Slow 100   


GEISHA - (by Dan Morrissey)  Year: 2009
Dan Morrissey Atmospheric, hypnotic, rhythmic, sensual, hypnotic & surreal Geisha's dance track. A slow to medium paced piece. Mysterious, exotic, beautiful and hypnotic. Slowly flowering with an uplifting chorus. Contains violin, koto, flute & lots of eastern percussion. take a trip to land of the Rising Sun, Instrumental, Japanese, Japanese Dramatic
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Japanese, Japanese Dramatic
327193 4:03 Med Fast 145   


AINOWA - (by DJ Juri)  Year: 2010
DJ Juri AINOWA means Big Love, like a Love's Ring, lush female vocal, Japanese natural house music, piano, percussion, BPM 124, Nature Tribal house, Dramatic music, feel love, peace, space, link to earth. Soaring thrilling sparkling joyful, romantic drama. Moving club lounge bar, high fashion catwalk, Female Vocals, Japanese, Japanese Dramatic
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Japanese, Japanese Dramatic  
443484 7:59 Medium 124   


KYOTO SKYLINE - (by Andy Schofield)  Year: 2010
Andy Schofield A modern lively and dynamic Japanese Shamisen supported by rumbling Daiko drums, Japanese cymbals, Tong Zi drums and reverberating Gong. Japanese nose flutes cover the melody dipicting everything Japan and Japanese. Think of the Kyoyto skyline and busy villages and towns. Atmospheric and dramatic. Instrumental, Japanese, Japanese Dramatic
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Japanese, Japanese Dramatic
432596 2:35 Med Slow 86   
30sec A (21 sec edit) - Japanese, Japanese Dramatic
432600 0:21 Med Slow 86   
30sec B (26 sec cut) - Japanese, Japanese Dramatic
432599 0:27 Med Slow 86   
Variation A (Koto Variation) - Japanese, Japanese Dramatic
469827 2:36 Med Slow 86   
Variation B (Shamisen & Koto Vers) - Japanese, Japanese Dramatic
469829 2:35 Med Slow 86   
Variation C (Shamisen variation) - Japanese, Japanese Dramatic
469828 2:35 Med Slow 86   
Stinger (7 secs) - Japanese, Japanese Dramatic
432601 0:07 Med Slow 86   
60sec (1:14 seconds) - Japanese, Japanese Dramatic
432602 1:14 Med Slow 86   


JAPANESE IMPERIAL COURT - (by Anthony Graham)  Year: 2012
Anthony Graham Serious and soft, yet dramatic Japanese instrumental. Perfect for Film and TV, Documentary, Travel Channel. Cultural scene, reverant, a defining moment. Drama movies, mental and psychological, unreal - A Beautiful Mind. Quiet and ethereal with the occasional bass drum to give a dramatic effect. Instrumental, Japanese, Japanese Dramatic
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Japanese, Japanese Dramatic
529824 2:02 No Tempo   


WANDERING MONK - (by Rosalind Richards)  Year: 2012
Rosalind Richards Immediate dramatic opening as the Flute, Percussion and Kotos create an exciting Japanese flavor. A Wandering Monk traveling through changing landscapes and moods with a variety of smokey and emotional instrumental colors and sounds. Geisha intrigue, warrior's life from teahouse to battle. Instrumental, Japanese, Japanese Dramatic
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Japanese, Japanese Dramatic
544485 2:22 Medium 110   


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