Composition: Japanese folk song, NM SEQUENCE UNLIMITED
Arrangement: NM SEQUENCE UNLIMITED
pop'n music Genre: MATSURI (祭)
pop'n music Character: Pop'n All? Stars 
pop'n music Background: ポップン音頭 (pop'n music 6)
First Music Game Appearance: DanceDanceRevolution 5thMIX
Other Music Game Appearances:
Several Japanese chants can be heard.
Song Connections / Remixes
- A remix of 祭 JAPAN, titled 祭 (J-SUMMER MIX), appears in Dance Maniax 2ndMIX.
- Another remix of 祭 JAPAN by K.O.G, titled 祭 JAPAN (FROM NONSTOP MEGAMIX) appears in DDRMAX2 -DanceDanceRevolution 7thMIX- as a CHALLENGE Mode-only playable edit of 祭 JAPAN. This remix was made normally playable in DanceDanceRevolution EXTREME.
- pop'n music features a vocalless version of 祭 JAPAN. This version was also used in-game as part of DDR MEGAMIX.
- This song has different backgrounds, banners, jackets, or other related images. For more information, please see this page.
- Although DanceDanceRevolution 5thMIX was released after Dance Maniax 2ndMIX, 祭 JAPAN is the original song according to Naoki.
- 祭 JAPAN received a proper banner in DanceDanceRevolution KONAMIX.
- 祭 JAPAN received a new banner and a Single BEGINNER chart in DanceDanceRevolution EXTREME.
- On the American and European releases of DanceDanceRevolution, 祭 JAPAN's title is romanized as MATSURI JAPAN.
- Along with BRE∀K DOWN!, 祭 JAPAN is one of the two ee'MALL DanceDanceRevolution songs that were given brand-new keysounds in pop'n music, unlike other crossovers which recycled their beatmania IIDX keysounds.
- 祭 JAPAN received a Double BEGINNER chart in DanceDanceRevolution ULTRAMIX2.
- 祭 JAPAN was added to pop'n music 10 on December 17th, 2003 via ee'MALL 2nd avenue.
- Before pop'n music 15 ADVENTURE, 祭 JAPAN's songwheel genre was 祭 JAPAN (with the exception of pop'n music 13 カーニバル CS).
- 祭 JAPAN was still present in the location test of DanceDanceRevolution X, with its new foot ratings.
- While on the DanceDanceRevolution series, 祭 JAPAN was removed from DanceDanceRevolution X onwards, it is still present on the pop'n music series, likely because of the lack of vocals.
- In DanceDanceRevolution 5thMIX and DanceDanceRevolution EXTREME, 祭 JAPAN was listed as a Dance Maniax song and not a DanceDanceRevolution original song. Only in pop'n music was its correct BEMANI series of origin ever listed.
Song Production Information
CS Information Data
"MATSURI JAPAN" by RE-VENGE is another unrelenting tribal track from the same artist behind "exotic ethnic". Originally debuted in Dance Dance Revolution KONAMIX, this song is really fun to play and you will enjoy it even more if you really get into the music.
Difficulty & Notecounts
DanceDanceRevolution difficulty from 2ndMIX CLUB through 5thMIX (and the Solo games) rated from 1 to 9, and 1 to 10 from DDRMAX2 to SuperNOVA2, and 1 to 20 from X onwards.
pop'n music difficulty rated from 1 to 43 through pop'n music 20 fantasia, and 1 to 50 from Sunny Park onwards. (Ratings and notecounts obtained from BEMANIWiki 2nd.)
|Notecounts / Freeze Arrows / Shock Arrows||116 / 0||216 / 0||277 / 0||447 / 0||- / - / -||207 / 0||286 / 0||349 / 0||- / - / -|
|DDRMAX2 location test||-||↓3||5||9||-||4||↓5||↓7||-|
|DanceDanceRevolution X location test||3||5||7||12||-||6||8||10||-|
|DanceDanceRevolution 5thMIX CS||-||4||5||9||-||4||6||8||-|
|DanceDanceRevolution KONAMIX / Dancing Stage PARTY EDiTiON||-||4||5||9||-||4||6||8||-|
|DDRMAX CS US||-||4||5||9||-||4||6||8||-|
|DanceDanceRevolution Party Collection||2||4||5||9||-||4||6||8||-|
|DanceDanceRevolution ULTRAMIX / Dancing Stage Unleashed DLC||N/A||4||5||9||-||4||6||8||-|
|DanceDanceRevolution ULTRAMIX2 / Dancing Stage Unleashed2 DLC||2||4||5||9||-||4||6||8||-|
|DanceDanceRevolution ULTRAMIX3 / Dancing Stage Unleashed3 DLC||2||4||5||9||-||4||6||8||-|
|DanceDanceRevolution ULTRAMIX4 DLC||2||4||5||9||-||4||6||8||-|
|pop'n music 10→13 カーニバル (via ee'MALL)||12||22||33||38||20||23|
|pop'n music 15 ADVENTURE||12||22||33||38||20||23|
|pop'n music 16 PARTY♪→20 fantasia||12||22||↓31||↓37||20||23|
|pop'n music Sunny Park→Present||-||28||37||43||20||23|
|pop'n music 13 カーニバル CS||12||22||31||36||20||23|