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Biography

イルカ (Iruka, real name Kanbe Toshie, born December 3, 1950 in Nagano) is a Japanese folk/pop singer.
Iruka got her interest in music when she saw her dad playing saxophone for the band Stardust in the late 50s. Iruka then debuted in 1970 with the single "Kimi no Umareta Asa". She got the stage Iruka when she was going to college at Joshibi University of Art and Design. She really didn't have much of a solo career till 1974, when she released the single "Ano Koro no Boku wa". Her hit single came the year after with the single "Nagori Yuki".

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