“Heartstrings” stars Jung Yong Hwa and Park Shin Hye are breaking more ground as new Hallyu celebrities in Japan. The two actors top-billed the “Heartstrings” fan meeting held on July 16 at the Tokyo International Forum Hall.
The “Heartstrings” fan meeting took place in two sessions, one at 2:00 p.m. and another at 6:00 p.m. It was the first time for the drama to hold a meeting between its stars and fans.
The events kicked off with Park Shin Hye’s music performance. In the drama, the actress played Lee Kyu Won, a gayageum student who is also a part of The Windflowers, a traditional music group. Members of The Windflowers were also present at the fan meeting. Park Shin Hye performed “Ready to Fight” from the “Heartstrings” OST and showcased a total of three songs.
Jung Yong Hwa pitched in with “Because I Miss You,” his solo song from the soundtrack, encouraging an even warmer reception from the audience.
The fans present joined in singing for the finale, a rendition of the “Heartstrings” theme song, “You’ve Fallen for Me.”
The day reportedly brought in an approximate 10,000 attendees. The Japan fan meeting organizers have decided to donate a portion of the proceeds from the event to local nonprofit organizations.
“Heartstrings,” which aired in Korea in mid-2011 premiered on Japan’s FujiTV on July 9.