美川憲一

美川憲一

enka, japanese, j-pop, 70s, JPop

Kenichi Mikawa (美川 憲一, born 15 May 1946) is a Japanese enka singer. Mikawa was born in Suwa, Nagano as Yoshikazu Momose (百瀬 由一, Momose Yoshikazu). 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