Kagrra, - Kotodama (by Akachan87)
Visual kei (rock) is a distinctive subgenre of musical artists in Japan (though not entirely unique to that country), and none have ever been more singularly Japanese in their styling than Kagrra,. They called it “Neo-Japonesque”, and their instrumental choices, fashion, and lyrics reflect a Heian-era influence. So did vocalist Isshi’s feminine image in the band’s earlier years, very much in the tradition of Japanese theater such as kabuki (where women were banned in the 1600s and male actors known as “oyama” or “onnagata” became highly regarded for their portrayal of female characters). Even as the band became more popular in the mainstream and shifted away from their gothic roots, they kept the Japanese culture as a strong element. Though the group disbanded in 2011 and Isshi died shortly thereafter, their unique creative vision is remembered worldwide.
Kotodama (The Power of Words): lyrics translation