Ryuichi Sakamoto rearranges Yellow Magic Orchestra’s ‘Tong Poo’ for Junya Watanabe’s SS22 collection

Ryuichi Sakamoto has shared a new arrangement of Yellow Magic Orchestra’s 1978 track Tong Poo.

The rearrangement came at the request of Japanese fashion design Junya Watanabe for their Spring/Summer 2022 collection.

Since debuting the new version at the show, Sakamoto has made the composition available on streaming services. t’s the second time Sakamoto has reworked the 1978 track, previously playing it on piano for 1999’s ‘Energy Flow (BTTB)’.

A limited number of 500 12″ vinyl pressings with two new versions of the song are available to buy here.

Listen to Tong Poo for Junya Watanabe in the player above and watch footage of the show itself below.

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