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  Croque[nb 1]
 Greta[nb 1]
 Blanche[nb 2]
 Wade[nb 3]
 Coco[nb 4]
 Kabuki[nb 4]
 Marcel[nb 5]
 Redd[nb 5]
 T-Bone[nb 5]
 Wart Jr.[nb 5]
Genre Tsugaru-jamisen
Instruments Shamisen
Main appearances
Other appearances
Name 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.

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.

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