Marika Takeuchi

Listen to instrumental piano music by Marika Takeuchi on her latest (4th) album Colors in the Diary.

She was originally from Japan and now lives in Boston. This album is produced by the Grammy-winning producer Will Ackerman and features the world-class cellist Eugene Friesen and violinist Si-Jing Huang.


These are her albums.

Colors in the Diary (2016) – 12 songs, 47 min


Rain Stories (2014) – 11 songs, 32 min


Impressions (2013) – 10 songs, 26 min


Night Dream (2011) – 6 songs, 14 min



Marika Takeuchi was asked to specifically compose and perform a song for this movie, and she came up with this remarkable music and released it as a single. This time-lapse film by landscape photographer Terje Sørgjerd (TSOPhotography) from Oslo, Norway has over 4.5 million views on Vimeo.

“The Arctic Light” is a natural phenomenon occurring 2-4 weeks before you can see the Midnight Sun. The sunset and sunrise are connected in one magnificent show of color and light lasting from 8 to 12 hours. The sun is barely going below the horizon before coming up again.

This was created between Apr 11 and May 10, 2011 in the Arctic on the archipelago Lofoten in Norway. He captured some amazing sunrises such as the one at 1:06 where you see a single scene from day to night to day, which is from 9pm to 7am (think about that for a minute – 10 hours with light like that).

The Arctic Light on The Arctic Light (2011) – 3 min 22 sec



Here are some videos from her albums.

Morning Light on Colors in the Diary (2016) – 3 min 21 sec


Koyo on Rain Stories (2014) – Live in Tokyo (2016) – 3 min 51 sec


Lost in Darkness on Rain Stories (2014) – Live in Tokyo (2016) – 3 min 51 sec


Green Field on Colors in the Diary (2014) – Live at JZ Brat Sound in Tokyo (2016) – 2 min 34 sec



These are links to his website and social media.

These are links to artist pages at popular music players and music stores.

Photo credit: Colors in the Diary @ Amazon (album cover)

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