Japan Beat

The Fujirockers keep on truckin’

It’s fitting that Tokyo music journalist and photographer Koichi Hanafusa is editor-in-chief of Fujirockers.org—the Fuji Rock Festival’s official fan site. He has been a staunch supporter of the fest since its birth. And without him, Fuji Rock might never have even been conceived. Enamored with music since his early teens, as a high-school student Hanafusa volunteered...

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