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KajoPicks: 5 Japanese silent vloggers you should watch on YouTube

Patricia Hului

If you are not familiar with silent vloggers, they are the ones who do not talk to the camera but communicate via subtitles.

They film themselves doing their normal daily activities such as cooking and cleaning.

Over the years, many silent vloggers have started to pop up on YouTube especially from South Korea and Japan.

While these Japanese silent vlogs are equally aesthetic and calming to watch like the Korean silent vlogs, there is one small difference.

The Japanese silent vlogs circle mainly around the life of salarywomen.

In Japan, a salaryman refers to a salaried Japanese white-collar worker who shows immense loyalty and commitment to the corporation where he works.

They are expected to work long hours and participate in after-work leisure activities such as drinking and singing karaoke.

Typically, these workers enter a company after college graduation and remain with the same company for the rest of their careers.

So here are five Japanese silent vloggers you should watch on YouTube:

1.Rhea Y.

This YouTube vlogger is not a Japanese citizen, but a Filipino who is now living in Japan.

She starts her video from vlogging her life living alone, to living with her husband and now being a housewife.

Her most popular video is ‘Day in the life of Salary Woman in Japan/Winter Time’.

This 22 minute and 28 second long video has 2.6 million views to date.

Besides her main channel, Rhea also runs another YouTube channel called RareRoom. In this channel, she shares her life managing her small online business, packing crafting and more.

Meanwhile, her husband just started his own YouTube channel James P. which features cooking videos.

Watch her video here.

2.Nami’s Life

Nami describes herself as just an office lady who lives alone in Tokyo without special skills or interesting hobbies.

Still, she managed to gather a massive 348,000 subscribers on her channel with 36 millions views to date.

Her silent vlogs circle around how she spends her time at home, everyday routine and how she spends her weekends.

10 years ago, we bet no one would ever thought that filming yourself living on your own would make you famous across the internet.

And the best part is, no one would recognise you on the street because you do not film your face.

3.Miku

Most of these silent vloggers might be amateur videographer but they are undeniably talented.

They have the knowledge of composition and storytelling when comes to producing a video.
Hence, it is not a surprise for Japanese silent vlogger such as Miku who already gathered 228,000 subscribers although she just started her YouTube channel in February 2020.

Imagine this; 3.7 million viewers have watched Miku’s 5-minute video of her morning routine.

Yes, 3.7 million people watched her putting her skincare and make up, eating cereal and packing her handbag for work.

Watch her video here.

4.Choki

Choki and Korean silent vlogger Nyangsoop seem to have a lot of similarities. Both have more than 600,000 subscribers on their channels.

Plus, they both divide their videos into playlist according to the four seasons; summer, winter, autumn and spring.

On top of that, Choki and Nyangsoop’s videos have them both cooking just like how you imagine a fairy tale character would cook; very calming to watch with a pet cat lounging around.

Lastly, the two vloggers seem to be the masters of hyge living and meditative type of videos.

For Choki, she shares many of her own recipes such as cinnamon rolls and Japanese milk bread.

5.Snow

Last but not least, we have a Japanese silent vlogger who is also a mother on this list.

Snow shares what a mother would usually do such as cooking, doing chores and cleaning except that she has thousands of viewers watching her.

Apart from showing her routine, this YouTuber also shares her cleaning tips and recipes.

Watch her video here.