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Japanese hip hop group Rishiri Boys boasts local pride, mad skills and average age of 82

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By Shannon McNaught, SoraNews24

Even in the midst of Japan’s aging population, age doesn’t seem to matter when it comes to music. We’ve introduced you to older generation pop groups like Osaka’s Obaaachan, Kochi’s JI-POP, and Tori’s dance trio. Today, we want to introduce you to a hip hop group with equally young spirits.

Feast your eyes on Rishiri Boys, a group based in northern Hokkaido’s Rishiri Island.

Rishiri Boys is a hip hop group comprised of three members: Ganze (78), Menko-E (77), and Konbuappekacha (91), making their average age 82. They’re not quite as along in their years as Okinawa’s KBG84, but we’ll let it slide. After all, these fishermen have looks, style, and local pride to boot.

In Rishiri Boys’ lyrics (written by songwriter Nishidera Gota), you’ll find references to Rishiri Island’s culture and accent. Their first song, “We are Rishiri Boys”, as seen in the video above, is available on YouTube and has garnered over 30 thousand views so far.

Rishiri Boys recently performed at popular fashion show Sapporo Collection 17, where their cool and cute personalities wowed the fashion-hungry crowd. They declared that their next goal is to appear on NHK’s "Kohaku Uta Gassen," a famous TV program broadcast at New Year’s. Do you think they’ve got what it takes?

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The most impressive is the 91 year old guy. My grandpa is around that age and it takes him close to 1 minute to move his head from side to side.

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These efforts toward regional revitalization are very important.

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They seem as energetic as the young.

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