Kazuko Matsumura made a stunning debut on April 21st, 1980 from Victor, singing with long hair and playing the Tsugaru Shamisen, which was a unique style to say the least. Her motto for the year of her debut was “kaettekita yannshuu Enka” Matsumura’s debut single “Kaette koiyo” was a huge hit, winning her with the 22nd Japan Record Rookie Title. The following year in 1981 she was invited to the “NHK Kouhaku Utagassen.” Following her debut single she released singles such as “Okayochan” “Nano hana saita” “Konna otokoni horete miro” “Kaerino minato” “Ten”. In 2008, she released “Kaze no Tsugaru where she came back with her Shamisen style of Enka.
From around 1997 she was a regular cast on Fuji TV “Impersonation Championship” show. Appearing with the Kudou brothers and Madoka Ooishi, she got first place on her second appearance on the show.
Official Website: http://www7b.biglobe.ne.jp/~kazuko-matsumura/
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