Traditional Japanese Music Show & Workshop
What We Offer
Professional Japanese Folk & Blues Singer
Akari is from Iwakuni in Yamaguchi prefecture. When she was 3 years old, she started singing enka (a variety of traditional Japanese music which often takes the form of sentimental ballads) thanks to the influence of her father, who was a great fan of the genre. Akari studied drama in Cambridge and modern music in London, before becoming established as a professional singer in 2009. She has performed as an enka and min’yo (Japanese folk music) singer for numerous occasions, including WOMAD 2010, Hyper Japan and Japan Matsuri.