The music to the film was written by the talented composer Ryuichi Sakamoto (Merry Christmas Mr Lawrence, The Revenant). The composer combines classical symphonic composition with experimental music and Japanese traditional sounds. These musical genres fit perfectly between this American family and the discovery of Eastern culture. Following the camera, Sakamoto flows from one world and age to another In 1987, Ryuichi Sakamoto played in The Last Emperor and also composed the original soundtrack to the movie, which won him an oscar. In 1990, he contributed to the musical score of The Sheltering Sky and the movie received the Award Golden Globes of the Best Original Score. Moreover, Ryuichi Sakamoto obtained a major part in 1983 in Furyo (Merry Christmas Mr Lawrence), a production by Jeremy Thomas. He also composed the original soundtrack to the movie.