Hibari Misora

Hibari Misora | 美空 ひばり | ミソラ ヒバリ | みそら ひばり

Name in Japanese: 美空 ひばり, ミソラ ヒバリ, みそら ひばり

Birth name: Kazue Kato

Instruments: Vocals

Born: May 29, 1937

Died: June 24, 1989

Years Active: 1945 - 1989

Two famous Japanese died in 1989. One was Emperor Hirohito, now known posthumously as Emperor Showa. The other was enka singer Hibari Misora (which translates as "beautiful skylark" - the artist's real name was Kazue Kato). Without meaning any disrespect to the late occupant of the Chrysanthemum Throne, it could be argued that Misora - known as the Queen of Enka - was more widely mourned than Hirohito. Misora started out as a child actress in the late '40s, and her cheerful gamine persona...

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