An “enka” singer from Obanazawa City, Yamagata Prefecture.
In 1986, became grand champion of the “5th Yamagata Ken Kayou Senshuken Taikai”.
In 1989, won the “3rd Enkajuku Zenkoku Taikai”.
In 1991, entered the “NHK Nodo Jiman Grand Champion Taikai”.
In 1994, made his record debut from Nippon Crown with “Furusato Hanamikoshi”.
In 2008, made his major debut from Tokuma Japan with “Osake ga Shimiru”.
In 2010, released “Kita no Aika”, his first single since his transfer to Teichiku.
Teichiku Records: http://www.teichiku.co.jp/teichiku/artist/okuyama/