K.K. Jongara

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#85 K.K. Jongara  
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Album cover in Animal Crossing: New Horizons
Live Performance
Mood A little grumpy...
Owned by
Genre Tsugaru-jamisen
Instruments Shamisen
Main appearances

Other appearances
Names in other languages
 Shamisen Kéké
 K.K. Shamisen
 Джонгара К. К.
 K.K.샤미센 연주곡
 Shamisen Kéké
 K.K. Melodie

"K.K. Jongara" is a K.K. Slider song that first appears in Animal Crossing: New Leaf. Jongara is a style of Japanese folk music in the Tsugaru-jamisen genre, from the Tsugaru area (now the Aomori Prefecture). The song is fast-paced and dramatic, with a call-and-response between K.K.'s guitar and whistling in its mid-section. The aircheck version is primarily a duet between two shamisen, a traditional Japanese instrument, with additional percussion and vocal chanting, as well as being played in a much less dramatic key, and simply repeating the "chorus" of the song.

Album cover[edit]

Album cover in Animal Crossing: New Leaf

The album cover for "K.K. Jongara" features K.K. Slider and Phil dressed in Japanese traditional clothing, and playing their shamisen under a cherry-blossom tree. K.K. and Phil as a duo may be a reference to the Yoshida Brothers, a Tsugaru-jamisen performance duo. In New Leaf, there is red illegible text written down the middle vertically under a logo, while in New Horizons, it is under a flower and more clearly reads the Japanese title of the song, "けけじょんがら" (Keke Jongara).


In New Leaf[edit]

In Animal Crossing: New Leaf, "K.K. Jongara" is played in the houses of Blanche, Croque, Greta, and Wade.

In New Horizons[edit]

In Animal Crossing: New Horizons, "K.K. Jongara" is played in the houses of Blanche, Coco, and Kabuki. The aircheck of this song can be obtained from one of these villagers after visiting their house by their favor. This song's aircheck can also be purchased in Nook Shopping daily selection for  3,200 Bells.

In Animal Crossing: New Horizons – Happy Home Paradise, "K.K. Jongara" is played in the houses of Marcel, Snake, and Wart Jr.

In Happy Home Designer[edit]

In Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer, "K.K. Jongara" is played in the houses of Marcel, Redd, T-Bone, and Wart Jr.



Names in other languages[edit]

Japanese けけじょんがら
Keke Jongara

Korean K.K.샤미센 연주곡
K.K. Syamisen Yeonjugok
K.K. Shamisen Performance

Simplified Chinese K.K.三味线
K.K. Sānwèi xiàn
K.K. Shamisen

Russian Джонгара К. К.
Dzhongara K. K.

Dutch K.K.-jongara

German K.K. Melodie K.K. Melody

European Spanish Tota-shamisen K.K. Shamisen

European French Shamisen Kéké K.K. Shamisen

Italian K.K. Shamisen K.K. Shamisen