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Background information
Origin Japan
Genres ska punk
Years active


Members Fumio Ito
Noriaki Tsuda
Hidenori Minami
Shoji Hiraya
Ken Kobayashi
Past members Ryosuke Morimura
Mike Park

Kemuri (Japanese for smoke) is a Japanese ska punk band formed in 1995. They have an upbeat sound with positive lyrics which they refer to as PMA (positive mental attitude). While the majority of the songs are in English, they do also sing in Japanese.

Break up and reunion[edit]

On December 12, 2007, Kemuri posted a "break up message" on their web site. They said they had done much more than they expected as a band and that this break up would be the most positive conclusion to their band (keeping in line with their PMA message). Their last show was on December 9, 2007 at the Zepp in Tokyo.[1] In 2012, Kemuri made their reunion tour in Tokyo and in the U.S. The first new album after the reunion, called All for this!, was released on the 6th of June 2013.

Band members[edit]

  • Fumio Ito (伊藤ふみお?), vocals
  • Noriaki Tsuda (津田紀昭?), bass
  • Hidenori Minami (南英紀?), guitar
  • Shoji Hiraya (平谷庄至?), drums
  • Ken Kobayashi (コバヤシケン?), saxophone
  • Ryosuke Morimura (森村亮介?), former trumpet player who died in 2003.
  • Mike Park, tenor sax. Left Kemuri in 1998.


  • Little Playmate (1997)
  • 77 Days (1998)
  • Tabi [Live in Osaka] (2000)
  • Senka-Senrui (2000)
  • In Perfect Silence (2000)
  • Emotivation (2001)
  • Circles (2004)
  • Live Typhoon [Live at Club Citta'] (2004)
  • Waiting For The Rain (2005)
  • Principle (2005)
  • Our PMA (2007)
  • Blastin' (2007)
  • Last Tour CD (2008)
  • Last Tour DVD (2008)
  • All for This! (2013)
  • Rampant (2014)


  1. ^ "Lets Skankin with Kemuri". Retrieved 17 January 2013. 

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