Synchronized blinking drones, Mt. Fuji, and tsugaru-jamisen make for one of the most gorgeous videos we’ve ever seen!

If you’ve been reading RocketNews24 for a while, you’ve probably noticed that we’re big fans of traditional Japanese music in general and the tsugaru-jamisen in specific. We never get tired of seeing talented musicians rocking out, but adding dancing, blinking drones and a gorgeous night shot of Mt. Fuji into the mix is a sure way to really get our attention.

And that is exactly what this Sky Magic performance did with this captivating video!

As you can see in the video, over 20 drones were strapped with brilliant LEDs and sent into the air to dance in unison. Apparently MIDI controllers were used to keep the flying devices and 16,500 lights grooving to the music, which we can only imagine is even more difficult than it sounds!

▼ The results were certainly mesmerizing though.


The shamisen players were from the Tsugaru-Jamisen Oyama-kai, a national organization that was founded in 1963. You can check out a video of one of their “performance battles” here.

Players from the Oyama-kai also performed in another video featuring light effects and drones as part of a Sky Magic Live event.

By now, you’re probably wondering what Sky Magic is — it turns out it’s actually a project by the Japanese ad agency Micro Ad. It’s certainly one of the prettier takes on advertising we’ve seen, but these performances are more about demonstrating their technological abilities than marketing a specific product. The project is focused on using cutting edge technology in creative ways both for advertising and entertainment.

And now I really want a drone for some reason…

Sources: Tabi Labo, YouTube/Sky MagicMicro Ad/Sky Magic
Featured image: YouTube/Sky Magic