Born in Toda-shi, Saitama. Started to learn TSUGARU
ZAMISEN at 17.
She got NATORI under the instruction and guidance of Sawada Katsuaki,
the top TSUGARU ZAMISEN player. In 1999 she became independent from
She joined TSUGARU ZAMISEN Music Group "MIRAI" and started
professional career of a performer.
1999 - she got the prize of group performance at
the 11th Japan Competition of TSUGARU ZAMISEN in Kanekicho, the
birth place of TSUGARU ZAMISEN.
Attended as a member of the Japan - China culture exchange Mission
the 3rd Japan and China music festival on 50th anniversary to China
2000 - she got the prize of group performance at the 12th Japan
Competition of TSUGARU ZAMISEN in Kanekicho, the birth place of
TSUGARU ZAMISEN. Released CD at the memory of the Japan prize by
2001 - attended the 12th Tokyo TOMIN concert "Dream of Music-
HNEDA Kentarou and the associates -"
2002 - attended at Japan-china diplomatic 30th relation memorial
concert "ENDO Ritsuko Jazz Trio & MIRAI"
2004 - attended AOMORI Japan tour in Kuala Lumpur.
Debuted at the live house "November Eleventh" which is
owned by UZAKI Ryudo and AKI Yoko.
Joined "MIRAI & TUZUKI Akihiro LIVE Shanghai tour sponsored
by Shanghai's Japan Commerce Club. Attended Aomori fair in Taiwan.
2005 - attended Aomori Japan fair in Bangkok which is broadcasted
Performed many stages in Japan, China (Shanghai,
Piking, Taiwan), Korea, Spain, Malaysia, and Thailand. She maintains
traditional TSUGARU spirit and Japanese soul. Her solo performance
as well as that group are in spotlight. She is very much active
to promote TSUGARU ZAMISEN developing the genre attending various
sessions with other instruments.
Music examples: TSUGARU JYONGARA (famous folk song from TSUGARU
AJISAI (original), Twinkle (original), MIRAI-Future-(original)
RINGO OIWAKE(popular song by MISORA Hibari)
UE WO MUITE ARUKOU(popular song as SUKIYAKI Song)