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Tanimura Shinji was born in Kawachinagano, Osaka on Decemeber 11, 1948. He was exposed to music by his mothers shamisen playing and his sisters high school folk dancing at a young age. He spent his late elementary and junior high school years being one of the only overweight kids in his school. In junior high he began writing poetry and learning guitar. There weren't any instruction manuals in these days, so he had to practice by ear while listening to… read more

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  • He is best known for his song "昴 -すばる-". It is actually one of the best Japanese songs, but the others are not as good as this one. I'm the second one to comment here, so it seems he is not hot in Last.fm at all, this is a little surprise.
  • i wrote a long winded and probably grammatically terrible bio. if anyone wants to clean it up or fix anything then please do.

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