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Check Out 'Smooth Criminal' On Traditional Japanese Instruments

Michael Jackson's classic gets a makeover with bamboo flute and koto.

You've never heard "Smooth Criminal" quite like this before. 

Yoshimi Tsujimoto performs Michael Jackson's 1988 hit on the shakuhachi, aka the traditional Japanese bamboo flute, while accompanied by two people playing the koto, a traditional stringed instrument.

Check it out in the clip above... and here's the original for comparison: 

 

 

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