Japanese music genre

Enka is a type of music from Japan that resembles traditional Japanese music. Modern Enka is a more recent form, but more traditional in style.[1] Modern enka, as growing in the postwar era, is a form of sentimental ballad music.[2]


  1. Christine Reiko Yano. Tears of Longing: Nostalgia and the Nation in Japanese Popular Song. Google Books. via Harvard Univ Asia Center. 2003. 42. ISBN 978-0-674-01276-9
  2. "The day that enka singer Hachiro Kasuga died" (in Japanese). Nippon Television. 2008-10-22. Archived from the original on 2016-03-04. Retrieved 2009-02-09.