Pizzicato Five (often nicknamed “P5”) is a legendary Japanese group that formed in 1984. Arguably the first group to popularize shibuya-kei from
underground circles, they also later on began experimenting with the style, with what some called an innovative genre all their own, blending
traditional Japanese pop, alternative, soul, funk, jazz, ye-ye, acoustic folk, and early electronic music, among others. They are also perhaps best
known to audiences in the west in their later incarnation as a duo of Nomiya Maki (野宮真貴) and Konishi Yasuharu (小西康陽).