Sai Yoshiko is an acid folk Japanese artist.
She was 23 years old when she made her debut LP, released in July 1976.
She explores themes like beauty, time and loss with melancholic voice and witty lyrics, usualy accompanied by acoustic instruments.
Togawa Jun (戸川純), born March 31, 1961, is an experimental Japanese vocalist and visual artist. Debuting in 1984, she began her career as a parody of the typical Japanese idol star at the time. It was soon apparent that her eccentric personality, surreal or disturbing lyrics and extensive vocal range set her apart from the usual cute pop singers that were popular in Japan.
Takuro Yoshida (吉田 拓郎, Yoshida Takurō) is a Japanese male Singer-songwriter. He was born on April 5, 1946 in Okuchi, Kagoshima and raised in Hiroshima. He made his debut with the single Imeji no Uta / Maku II on June, 1970.
友川かずき (Kazuki Tomokawa) (born February 16, 1950, birth name: Tenji Nozoki, 及位典司) is a prolific Japanese musician, active in the Japanese music scene since the early seventies. He is often described as a "screaming philosopher".
中島みゆき (Nakajima Miyuki), born February 23, 1952, is a popular Japanese singer, composer, and lyricist. Since her debut in 1975, she has sold over 21 million records and has 4 million-selling singles. As a musical artist, she is known for her intense vocal expression and decadent lyrics. She is regarded as one of the most successful female singer-songwriters in Japan.
ゲルニカ (Guernica), presumably named after the famous painting Guernica by Pablo Picasso, is a Japanese trio from the 1980s that specializes in avant-garde music in a retro 1920's and 30's cabaret style. Their early recordings are primarily electronic (using synthesizers instead of traditional acoustic instruments) but their later works are performed by a live orchestra.
Taeko Onuki is a japanese pop singer and composer.
She formed the pop-based band Sugar Babe with 山下達郎(Taturo Yamashita), 村松邦男(Kunio Muramatsu). in 1973. Her first album "Gray Skies" was released in 1976. Afterwards, 25 albums have been released so far.
カルメン・マキ (Carmen Maki, real name: Maki Annette Lovelace, born on May 18, 1951 in Kamakura, Kanagawa, Japan) is a Japanese singer who has worked in several genres. Her father was American and her mother Japanese.