History of Sound

Visual kei

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Visual kei (Japanese: ヴィジュアル系 or V系, Hepburn: Vijuaru Kei, lit. “Visual Style”) is a movement among Japanese musicians that is characterized by the use of varying levels of make-up, elaborate hair styles and flamboyant costumes, often, but not always, coupled with androgynous aesthetics, similar to Western glam rock.