|Yanakiku at Pop Life FanXperience, Manila|
Megumi Yanagi and Shoko Kikui, aka Yana and Kiku are members of Japanese pop duo, Yanakiku. The group has been active since 2012 and their mission is to share the wonders of Japan to the world --- oh and rule the world.
What makes this group especially interesting is their combination of contemporary Japanese pop culture, such as kawaii and decora culture --- with traditional Japanese. This shows in their costumes and music videos. Also, their image makes them look like they leaped out from an anime.
Another thing that makes them different different from other performers I have seen are their amazing voices. Individually, they are great singers and together they are dynamite. Their songs aren't high-pitched nor idol-ly which I admit is what I usually associate in Japanese pop. These girls can really sing.