Enka
Enka (演歌) is a popular Japanese music genre considered to resemble traditional Japanese music stylistically. Modern enka, however, is a relatively recent musical form which arose in the context of...
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Japanese jazz
Japanese jazz refers to jazz music played by Japanese musicians, or jazz music that is in some way connected to Japan or Japanese culture. In a broader sense, the concept is often used to refer to the...
Kazuo Funaki
Kazuo Funaki (舟木一夫, born 12 December 1944 in Ichinomiya, Aichi) is a Japanese Enka singer. Kazuo also has a career as a stage actor, film actor, and TV actor.His real name is Shigeyuki Ueda (上...
Yuki Maeda
Yuki Maeda (前田 有紀, Maeda Yuki, born August 28, 1979 in Kōchi, Kōchi Prefecture, Japan) is a former Japanese enka singer within Hello! Project. She started her career under the renowned enka re...
Hiroshi Itsuki
Hiroshi Itsuki (五木ひろし, Itsuki Hiroshi, born March 14, 1948) is a Japanese male singer and composer. He sold 20 million records of singles and 4 million copies of LP albums by 1987.Itsuki is us...
Mujin Eki
"Mujin Eki" (むじんえき, "Ghost Station") is Misaki Iwasa's first solo single. Iwasa is the first member from AKB48 to debut as an enka singer. The CD was released as a regular and limited edition, wit...
Yoshio Tabata
Yoshio Tabata (田端義夫, Tabata Yoshio, January 1, 1919 – April 25, 2013) was a Japanese ryūkōka and enka singer, songwriter, and electric guitarist. His debut song "Shima no Funauta" (島の舟唄,&#...
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Misaki Iwasa
Misaki Iwasa (岩佐 美咲, Iwasa Misaki, born January 30, 1995 in Chiba Prefecture) is a member of the Japanese idol group AKB48 and enka singer. Her nickname is Wasamin. Her talent agency is Nagar...
Sayuri Ishikawa
Sayuri Ishikawa (石川さゆり, Ishikawa Sayuri), (born January 30, 1958) is a Japanese enka singer. She is a popular contestant on the annual NHK Kōhaku Uta Gassen broadcast, having appeared 36 times...
Ōsaka no onna
"Ōsaka No Onna" ("Woman From Ōsaka"), is Japanese pop singer, Hitomi Shimatani's debut single. It was released in 1999 and contains 4 songs.Although the single, which followed the Enka style, received...
Ōsaka no onna - Wikipedia
Ayako Fuji
Ayako Fuji (藤 あや子, Fuji Ayako) (real name Manami Fujimura (藤村 真奈美, Fujimura Manami), née Takahashi (高橋)), born May 10, 1961, is a Japanese enka singer. She is signed onto Sony Musi...
Takao Horiuchi
Takao Horiuchi (堀内孝雄, Horiuchi Takao, born October 27, 1949 in Abeno-ku, Osaka) is a Japanese pop and enka singer. He won a 1990 Japan Record Award for enka.
Tsugaru Kaikyo Fuyugeshiki

“Tsugaru Kaikyo Fuyugeshiki (Tsugaru Kaikyo Fuyu-geshiki)” (津軽海峡・冬景色 Tsugaru Strait - Winter Scene) is the title of the 15th single and signature song by Japanese singer Sayuri Ishikawa. The so...
Sarbjit Singh Chadha
Sarbjit Singh Chadha (born June 17, 1952 in New Delhi, India) is an Indian singer, who is said to be the first non-Japanese enka singer. He went to Japan to study agricultural industry, and there he b...
Sarbjit Singh Chadha - Wikipedia
Onna no Michi
"Onna no Michi" (女のみち, lit. "The Way of a Woman") is the debut single by Shiro Miya & Pinkara Trio released on May 10, 1972 in Japan. The lyrics are simple, but sad. The song is written about ...
Kaori Mizumori
Kaori Mizumori (水森かおり, Mizumori Kaori, born 31 August 1973, Kita, Tokyo) is a Japanese female enka singer under Tokuma Japan Communications. Her real name is Yukiko Ōde (大出弓紀子).Her songs a...
Hideo Murata
Hideo Murata (村田英雄, Murata Hideo, January 17, 1929 – June 13, 2002) was a Japanese rōkyoku and enka singer. He has taken part in the Kōhaku Uta Gassen 27 times.Murata was born as a son of rōky...
Fuyumi Sakamoto
Fuyumi Sakamoto (坂本 冬美, Sakamoto Fuyumi, born March 30, 1967 in Kamitonda, Nishimuro District, Wakayama Prefecture, Japan) is a Japanese female enka singer under EMI Music Japan.
On March ...
Ikuzo Yoshi
Ikuzo Yoshi (吉幾三, Yoshi Ikuzō, born 11 November 1952, Goshogawara, Aomori) is the stage name of Yoshihito Kamata (鎌田 善人, Kamata Yoshihito), a Japanese famous Enka singer-songwriter. En...
Shiro Miya
Shiro Miya (宮 史郎, Miya Shirō, 17 January 1943 – 19 November 2012) was a Japanese enka singer, lyricist and composer. His band Shiro Miya and the Pinkara Trio's 1972 song "Onna no Michi",...
Keiko Fuji
Keiko Fuji (藤 圭子, Fuji Keiko) real name Junko Utada (宇多田 純子, Utada Junko) (5 July 1951 – 22 August 2013), was a Japanese enka singer and actress. She had success in Japan in the...
Hachiro Kasuga
Hachiro Kasuga (春日八郎, Kasuga Hachirō, October 9, 1924 – October 22, 1991), born Minoru Watabe, was a Japanese enka singer. He has been dubbed "the first enka singer".Having seen the stage of I...
Yukio Hashi
Yukio Hashi (橋 幸夫 , はし ゆきお, born 3 May 1943 in Arakawa, Tokyo) is a Japanese Enka singer and an actor. Yukio's real name is Yukio Hashi (橋 幸男 , はし ゆきお), using a different kanji.
Michiya Mihashi
Michiya Mihashi (三橋美智也 Mihashi Michiya, November 10, 1930 – January 8, 1996), born Michiya Kitazawa (北沢 美智也 Kitazawa Michiya) in Kamiiso, Hokkaidō, was a famous enka singer in postwar Japan. Along wit...
Michiya Mihashi - Wikipedia
Chiyoko Shimakura
Chiyoko Shimakura (島倉 千代子, Shimakura Chiyoko) (30 March 1938 – 8 November 2013) was a female enka singer and TV presenter in Japan. She was considered "the Goddess of Enka".
Chiyoko was bo...
Frank Nagai
Frank Nagai (フランク 永井; March 18, 1932 – October 27, 2008) was a Japanese singer. Known for an attractive low tone voice. His real name is Kiyoto Nagai (永井 清人 Nagai Kiyoto).
Frank Nagai was born in ...
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Takashi Hosokawa
Takashi Hosokawa (細川たかし), born 細川貴志 (Hosokawa Takashi) on 15 June 1950, Makkari, Abuta District, Hokkaidō, Japan) is a Japanese male enka singer.In 1975, he debuted with the song "Kokoro Nokori". ...
Vanesa Oshiro
Vanesa Oshiro (大城 バネサ, Ōshiro Banesa, born November 26, 1981) is a Nikkei enka singer born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She debuted in 2000 at the age of 18.