Grew up near a shopping district in Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture, where the traditional, Japanese downtown atmosphere is preserved.
Performed on stage for the first time when she was in grade 9, and decided to strive for a career as a singer. In the spring of her junior year in high school, a track maker who happened to be at one of her live performances praised her of her vocals and began to compose music together. The quality of their music and her singing ability quickly attracted attention in Osaka and from several major labels. Shortly after, she won first place at a club music artist competition in her hometown and was taken under the wings of SD Osaka. She was featured by RYUKYUDISKO for their 3rd major single “Yume no FUTURE” under the name KOTOMI and performed alongside them in several summer music festivals such as SUMMER SONIC 07, ROCK IN JAPAN FES, and RISING SUN FES. She put on a confident performance in front of an audience of 3000〜8000 people.
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