For DJ DYE, Sapporo is a city of the perfect size—small enough for a familial atmosphere, but big enough to foster a healthy creative scene. DYE, a member of the hip-hop group Tha Blue Herb, travels around Japan as a DJ, playing hip-hop, reggae and techno. When he returns home, he likes to stop by places like Waltz, a late-night bar favoured by local musicians that specialises in old rock, funk and soul. It's the kind of place where you'll see young music heads hanging out with people in their 50s and 60s, arms around each others' shoulders, sharing drinks and laughter. As DYE shows us, Sapporo is that kind of city.
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This piece is sponsored by the Japan National Tourism Association.
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