January 1, 2011

ASHITA

ASHITA

The group was original formed by Shiho Saiki, Asaka Oomi, and Tatsuo Matsui through a mini segment on the show “Oto no Saiten” which aired for a year on Chiba Television in 2009. All three members were main casts of the show. Matsui was the program’s chairman of the judges. Their performances of nursery song medleys, pop medleys, and folk medleys on the aforementioned program... Read More

January 1, 2011

Atsuko Asada

Atsuko Asada

For her job at Yoshimoto Kogyo, she worked as an MC and a show assistant. She was scouted when she was singing at Nanba Kagetsu and debuted as a singer in October 1994 with “Omoi Hana”. In October 1995, she won the Grand Prix at “The Second Enka Renaissance ‘95 Newcomer’s Awards” held in Shoudoshima, Kagawa Prefecture. Asada was given a kimono as a present by the... Read More

January 1, 2011

Aya Shimazu

島津亜矢

At 14, she left her home town of Kumamoto to apprentice with lyricist Testsuro Hoshino. 1986 Debuted with ”Hamama Wo Haita Wataridori” 1987 Formed “Hatsuratsu Sannin Musume” with Fuyumi Sakamoto and Kumiko Ishikawa. 1991 “Aizen Katsura Wo Mouichido” became a hit with more than 300, 000 spies sold. 1994 Hosted the radio program “Utau headlight” (until 1998) 2001... Read More

January 1, 2011

Ayako Fuji

Ayako Fuji

Born in Kakunodate Town in Akita Prefecture. Began learning Japanese folk music at 4th grade, and sang folk songs in her hometown. In 1987, debuted from CBS Sony with the song “Futarigawa” under the stage name “Manami Murase”. In 1989, changed her stage name to “Ayako Fuji”, and made her second debut with the song “Onna”. In 1992, the song “Kokorozake” became... Read More

January 1, 2011

Ayako Mizuse

Ayako Mizuse

A vocalist from Osaka (Kyobashi). On March 1st, 2002, debuted from Columbia Records with the song “Try Again”. Transferred to Tokuma Japan Communications and released the song “Close” in April 2003. Since then, in 2006, released “Tokyo Boogie Woogie”; in 2007, covered the song “Kyoto no Koi” by Yuko Nagisa; and in 2008, covered Teresa Teng’s “Tsugunai”. Official... Read More

January 1, 2011

Ayako Natsuki

夏木綾子

In July 1993, debuted with the autobiographical “enka” song “Naniwa no Haha”, which portrayed her bond with her mother. The song sold over 200,000 copies, becoming a long-seller hit and won the “Diamond Hit “award. On September 21st, 2011, Natsuki released her 26th single “Kantsubaki”, and on October 5th, released her 20th album “Natsuki Ayako Zenkyoku shuu”. Official... Read More

January 1, 2011

Chidori Izumi

Chidori Izumi

In October, 1969, Izumi Chidori made her debut from Teichiku Records with her single “Aozakura Zingi.” In 1987 her song “Onna Zaka” was a huge success winning her the 13th Japan Enka Grand Prize. In January of 2006 she signed with a new label, Tokuma Japan Communications. Izumi also released singles such as “Ukigumo Nikki” and “Tanin Machi” her 69th single. In 2009... Read More

January 1, 2011

Chinatsu Yoshikawa

Chinatsu Yoshikawa

Through her persistent efforts, Chinatsu Yoshikawa marks the 18th year of her professional career in 2012. In her latest single “Kaikyo Yuki Shigure”, Yoshikawa performs the role of a passionate woman who longs for a distant lover. “Koibitozaka” is a song depicting a heart-broken woman in which the setting takes place on an actual hill called “Koibitozaka” located in... Read More

January 1, 2011

Chiyuki Asami

Chiyuki Asami

In 1993, Asami Chiyuki won the contest BS Kachimeki Kayou Senshuuken. Four years later, she joined the band Anburera as the lead vocalist but the band never released anything. She got her record label contact from Teichiku Records after she was scouted singing for a show for Inokashira Park in 2001. Having a liking for enka tunes, Asami would go sing such tunes and accompany herself... Read More

January 1, 2011

Chuji Mikado.

Chuji Mikado.

Chuji Mikado is an “enka” singer from Izumi City, Osaka. His real name is “Tadatsugu Jouya”. Currently belongs to Teichiku Entertainment. In 1979, quit his job as a salary man when he passed the audition for CBS Sony. In 1980, debuted with the song “Nagarete Osaka”. In 1984, the song “Kata Koi Zake” became a hit, and Mikado gained famed by winning the “17th Zen... Read More