I've written before about how hobbies are a "thing" in Japan. If there's any doubt about that this family group proves I'm right. I haven't counted of all the videos they've posted on YouTube, but I'm guessing it's somewhere in the mid-two figures. Only a few of those have garnered more than a couple of dozen views, and yet this family is GOOD and they keep on posting!
The little I know about them is what's disclosed on their Ukulele Keiki YouTube channel "About" page, the sparce notes on their videos, and the odd bit here and there that I've heard said about them at the festivals they go to. Their daughter Moana (12) is a 7th grader, and their son Kanoa (10) is in 4th grade.
I don't know who is doing the arrangements, but they are lovely! They perform well as an ensemble and while not exactly "professionals" they sure make a good go at it. I mean, just getting your kids to sit and practice is hard enough but to do it together as a family group, well that's admirable.
What I like so much is that this family obviously spends a lot of time together playing and perfecting their performances and they seem to be doing it for no other reason than they like it!
I like it too. Play on!
I'm an amateur ukulele player who happens to be fluent in Japanese. I hope that I can inspire you to learn more about the ukulele, Japan, or better yet, BOTH!