On the final "Kayo Concert"（歌謡コンサート）of the year last week which had the appropriate theme of the bonenkai (year-end party), singer/actor Ken Matsudaira（松平健）showed up to perform the appropriate song "MatsuKen Samba"（マツケンサンバ）with all of the heart-pumping excitement.
However, he also showed up later on in the program looking relatively less glittery (although he would still be a standout in any regular year-ender) to perform a much more traditional and sober-sided enka/Mood Kayo. Looking at his discography on J-Wiki, I just saw a long line of variations on the MatsuKen theme over several years so it was refreshing to see and then hear "Sapporo Aishuu" (Sapporo Sorrow).
It's a very regular enka tune that was released in 2014 and created by Mitsuo Ikeda and Tetsuya Gen（池田充男・弦哲也）, with Matsudaira warbling about the one he lost in Sapporo. After listening to the melodic tropes for "Sapporo Aishuu", I suddenly had a craving for a Sapporo beer and I'm still not much of a drinker.