紅白歌合戦 Kouhaku Uta Gassen

This is an annual music show, which can also be shorten known as Kohaku. It is shown on New Year’s Eve produced by NHK. The program divides into 紅組 Red team and 白組White team with all female artist (or groups with female vocals) under red and male artist (or male vocals) under white.The honor of performing on Kohaku is strictly by invitation, so only the most successful singing acts in the Japanese entertainment industry can perform.

This year’s theme is 歌で会いたい Uta de Aitai , and their host for the year is Arashi (popular idol group) and Horikita Maki (popular actress). This year is Arashi’s 3rd year to host Kohaku.

Kohaku NekoPOP-UTB-Kouhaku-Uta-Gassen-2012-A-600

The supporters for this year is again, Terry Ito and AKB48.

supporters

For the artist line up for this year, please go to the website here.

Last year, the winning team was the Red Team. Which team will win this year? Watch it this year to find out on NHK, from 7:15 ~11:45 PM (JST), which is 6:15~10:45 PM Brunei time. :)

To see the full list of winning teams in the previous 62 years, please check out Kohaku’s Wikipedia page which I have linked below.

Pictures credits to respective owners. I do not own any of these, I do personally wish to own Arashi <3 

Sources:

Kohaku Uta Gassen Official Website

Tokyohive 

Wikipedia

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