While it's not a live broadcast here, it's still really great that we're treated to an annual presentation of the Kouhaku on a local t.v. station…and it's only about 45 minutes more until it begins! (^o^)/ So exciting to see which team will win this year and I think the men have dominated recently although that trend could soon change.
The numbers in parenthesis next to each artist/group's name indicated the number of times they have appeared on the Kouhaku and some of tonight's performers are quite veterans at this! So I definitely know how I'll be spending at least 5 hours of tonight! My highlight without any doubt will be Mr.Children's first appearance ever on the Red & White! And Yay! for the return of Yankumi……um I mean Nakama Yukie as Red Team leader and host! Tanoshimi desu~ne~!