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WAYÔ RECORDS

和洋レコーズ

Fueled by a common passion for music and a deep knowledge of the Japanese entertainment landscape, the members of Wayô Records are veterans of the video games, animation and film industries. This led them to develop a strong understanding of the Japanese culture – and language –, and to lead a number of projects closely related to some of its greatest composers and artists.

Dedicated to the promotion of music first and foremost, Wayô Records is a label driven by passion, but also by ambition and a strong sense of respect for the composers and their work. On top of publication and event planning, the Wayô team is also contributing to a number of projects related to localization, production and coordination – not only in the music field, but also video games and animated movies.

WAYÔ LOGO HISTORY

「和洋」のロゴ

Formed by the kanji “Wa” meaning “Japan” (和) and “Yô” meaning the West (洋), the name Wayô symbolizes our desire to bring Japanese and Western artists together.

The evocative Wayô logo has been created by Okinawan calligrapher Shusui Taba, who comments:

“The character 洋 bears the value of humankind, the birth of life. Just like the foetus is nourished by the amniotic fluid (羊水), Japanese culture grows thanks to Wayô.”

“The character 洋 bears the value of humankind, the birth of life. Just like the foetus is fed by the amniotic fluid (羊水), Japanese culture grows thanks to Wayô.”

SHUSUI TABA