January 1, 2011

Hiroko Matsumae

Matsumae is the cousin of Saburo Kitajima. She left her house to aspire becoming a singer after Kitajima commented that she could make it. After training as an apprentice under Kitajima, Matsumae made her record debut in 1969. However, her life as a singer was put to a sudden end due to a traffic accident only 2 years later. Showing difficulty in carrying out an everyday conversation, let alone singing, she persisted to make a comeback. 8 years later, her efforts came into fruition... Read More