Begin (ãƒ“ã‚®ãƒ³) is a Ryukyuan popular three-man pop group from Ishigaki Island (çŸ³åž£å³¶), Okinawa, Japan. Their sound contains many elements of traditional Okinawan folk music, and prominently features the sanshin, an Okinawan three-stringed banjo. Perhaps their most famous song is 'Shimanchu nu takara'.
Begin is the only album ever released by the collective known as The Millennium during their lifetime (though there have been several compilations since the group's demise). It has gained notoriety throughout the years as being the most expensive album that Columbia Records had released by that time, though critics generally agree that the money was well spent. It is now generally considered to be a classic of sunshine pop, and it has been reissued numerous times throughout the years, despite the extremely poor sales of the original release, and has been reissued in three different configurations on CD.
'Begin' is a computer game which was released in the 1980s, and which consists of combat between spaceships. It is a tactical starship simulator where the player commands between one and a hundred ships against an alien fleet.