Kenichi Mikawa


Kenichi Mikawa is a Japanese enka singer and TV personality
Mikawa was born in Suwa, Nagano as Yoshikazu Momose. He recorded a number of hit songs as a male enka singer in the 1960s and 1970s. The most well-known of his songs include “Sasoriza no Onna” and “Yanagase Blues”. His career went into decline in the mid-1970s, but revived about 10 years later when he adopted his current style. He makes frequent appearances on TV talk and variety shows, and is also known as a regular performer on Kōhaku Uta Gassen, the popular New Year’s Eve music show. One of the highlights of that show is his annual contest with enka singer Sachiko Kobayashi for the most elaborate costume.
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