Data de nascimento
3 Dezembro 1950 (idade 68)
Local de nascimento
Nakano, Tokyo, Japão
Iruka (イルカ), born on 1950-12-03, is a Japanese folk singer. Her birth name is Toshie Hosaka (保坂としえ). Her father, Toshio Hosaka, was tenor saxophonist of the Stardust jazz band in the late 50s.
She debuted singing career in 1970 under Iruka nickname as a member of Shrieks folk band. In 1972 she married her Shrieks partner, Kazuo Kambe so her full real name is Toshie Kambe (神部 としえ). Kazuo later became her musical producer; passed in 2007.
Her solo career began in 1974 when she released the single Ano Koro no Boku wa to. Her hit single Nagori Yuki, written by Shouzo Ise from Kaguyahime, came a year after.
Iruka often accompanies herself on guitar.
Iruka has released about 40 albums and a number of books with paintings for children.
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