The Music of MOTHER Japanese
MOTHER 2 30th Anniversary Live Event The Music of MOTHER. Saturday, June 22, 2024 8:00~10:00 PM Japan time

The Music of MOTHER

We've always wanted to have a MOTHER music event, and the time has finally come. We're holding an exclusive live streaming event with a focus on the music of MOTHER and MOTHER 2. Keiichi Suzuki and a special band he has assembled will be performing live music for us.

Hirokazu Tanaka will be joining Keiichi Suzuki, as they had worked together on the soundtracks for MOTHER and MOTHER 2. He's planning on performing a remix of music from the MOTHER series.

You can also watch a round table discussion between the two musicians and the MOTHER series creator himself, Shigesato Itoi. We can't wait to see what kind of stories come up.


Saturday, June 22, 2024 8:00~10:00 PM Japan time

Tickets required

Part 1
Hirokazu Tanaka
Part 2
Shigesato Itoi & Keiichi Suzuki & Hirokazu Tanaka
Talking about the music of MOTHER
The discussion will be held in Japanese. English interpretation or subtitles are not available.
Part 3
Keiichi Suzuki & the Tonzura MOTHER Band
The Music of MOTHER


  • Keiichi Suzuki
    Keiichi Suzuki
    Born in Tokyo in 1951. Began a musical career in the 1970's, and joined the band Hachimitsu Pie in 1972. Formed the band Moonriders in 1976. In addition to being in a band, he also produces music for a wide range of uses, including television commercials and compositions for other musical artists. He's also responsible for the game music for MOTHER and MOTHER 2. Won the Japan Academy Award for Best Music for his film compositions for Takeshi Kitano's films “Zatoichi” and “Beyond Outrage.”
    Tonzura MOTHER Band
    • Keiichi Suzuki (guitar, vocals)
    • Wataru Sawabe (guitar, chorus, vocals)
    • Yusuke Sato (keyboards, vocals)
    • Tomohiko Gondo (manipulator, horn)
    • Daniel Kwon (vocals)
    • NEW!Miu Sakamoto(vocals)
  • Hirokazu Tanaka
    Hirokazu Tanaka
    Born in 1957. Joined Nintendo as a Sound Engineer in 1980. Developed the audio hardware for the Famicom and Game Boy. Composed music and programming for many games including Metroid, Super Mario Land, and Dr. Mario. Worked together with Keiichi Suzuki to compose music for MOTHER and MOTHER 2. Has been composing music for the Pokemon series since 1997. Became the CEO and President of Creatures, Inc. in 2001. Has since retired from the company but still participates as a Creative Fellow. Also continues to release music under the name Chip Tanaka.
  • Shigesato Itoi
    Shigesato Itoi
    Born in Gunma in 1948. Director of Hobonichi Co., Ltd and a copywriter. Runs Hobo Nikkan Itoi Shinbun. Works in a wide variety of fields, including advertisements, song lyrics, writing, game development, and more. Currently focuses entirely on Hobonichi.

Tickets / Stream

Sales methods and timelines vary by ticket type. Tickets must be purchased in order to watch the stream.
Viewing ticket
  • Price: 3,300 JPY (includes tax)
  • Sales period: Begins June 4, 2024 11 AM Japan time until July 7, 2024 6 PM Japan time.
  • Sales method: You can purchase tickets through a special page on Stagecrowd's website.
Viewing ticket & Bonus *Limited amount available while supplies last.
  • Price: 4,950 JPY (Orders within Japan include tax & shipping. International orders are subject to a separate delivery fee.)
  • Sales period: Begins June 4, 2024 11 AM Japan time until June 17, 2024 11 AM Japan time.
  • How to buy: You'll be able to purchase tickets from this homepage. Details about the bonus to come later. Hobonichi Store account required for check-out.
Bonus items for the event!
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As a special memento for the event, we're sending attendees a set of three items: a paper event ticket, a ticket holder in which to store it, and a satin backstage pass to make you feel like part of the staff.
Ticket Holder
  • 196mm wide x 145mm tall
  • Back pocket:192mm wide x 140mm tall
  • Holder materials:PVC
  • roughly 500mm long x 15mm wide
  • Strap materials: Polyester, ABS resin, Iron
Event ticket
Size: 130mm wide x 82mm tall Material: Paper
Backstage Pass
Size: 90mm wide x 60mm tall Material: Satin
For customers interested in buying a Viewing Ticket + Special Bonus

You will receive an email from on June 19, 2024 that provides information such as instructions for accessing the livestream. It will contain a link you can use to directly access the streaming page.

If you have not received an email by June 20th, we apologize for the trouble, but please contact us at

To customers ordering “The Music of MOTHER Viewing Tickets with Special Bonus”

We will send an email from on June 19th, 2024 with instructions on howto access the livestream. It will contain a URL to directly link you to the streaming page. (If you have not received an email by June 20th, we apologize for the trouble, but please contact us at

Important notice about Viewing Tickets + Special Bonus
  • - Cannot be purchased alongside other items.
  • - Please be aware that cancellations will not be accepted once the sales period has ended or the shipping preparation process has begun.
  • - You will receive a serial code later that is used to view the event. Each code can be used on up to two devices. This code is used for viewing the live event and also the archived video.
  • - Please see below for other frequently asked questions about viewing the event:
  • Japanese:
  • English:
About post-event viewing
You can view the broadcast on demand anytime from the conclusion of the event until July 8, 2024 at 0AM Japan time. *There may be a slight delay between the time the stream ends and when you can view the on-demand broadcast. There is a possibility for the event contents to be edited for the archive. Customers who purchase a viewing ticket can watch the event live and also access the archive stream.

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(If you make your purchase before June 17th at 11 AM Japan time...?)

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Of course, you can still make your purchase after that time. Just keep in mind that buying early might let you get in on something fun.

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How to watch

Before purchasing a ticket, first access the link below to ensure your device will be able to view and hear the stream properly.


Press the Audio Test button to run the test that can confirm this.

For questions about the streaming of the event and the viewing tickets, please use the form on the Stagecrowd website.

>Inquiries from within Japan

>Inquiries from outside Japan

Viewing the event
You can watch the event from any of the following countries:
  • Japan / Brazil / Germany / Hong Kong / Korea / Macau / Mexico / Singapore / Taiwan / Thailand / the United Kingdom / United States of America / Canada / Italy / Spain / France / Australia / New Zealand / Malaysia / Peru