The Japan Foundation

NAOTARO MORIYAMA 20th Anniversary Tour “What a Wonderful World”

With the album “Wonderful World” commemorating the 20th anniversary of his debut in Japan, folk singer Naotaro Moriyama has been embarking on his first nationwide anniversary tour. Since June 2022, he has performed 101 concerts in a duration of a year and four months, kicking off his tour at Live House Mandara in Kichijoji, a place that holds fond memories from his indie days, earlier in his career. 

The 102nd stop on the tour, his first performance at Ryogoku Kokugikan was announced as the extra leg of the tour. The 103rd stop on the tour will be a performance in Washington, D.C., U.S.A. 

He will be performing “Sakura (solo)” with pianist Daisuke Sakurai and the National Children’s Chorus. 

This event is co-organized with Smithsonian’s National Museum of Asian Art.


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