Ayano Tsuji

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Ayano Tsuji
Birth name 辻 亜弥乃 Ayano Tsuji
Also known as うららかさん
Born (1978-01-06) January 6, 1978 (age 36)
Origin Sakyō-ku, Kyoto, Japan
Genres J-pop, vocal jazz
Occupation(s) Singer, songwriter
Instruments Singing, ukulele
Years active 1998–present (solo)
Labels Victor Entertainment and Speedstar
Associated acts Yoshida Takuro, Spitz (band)
Website http://www.tsujiayano.com/
Notable instruments
ukulele
In this Japanese name, the family name is "Tsuji".

Ayano Tsuji (つじ あやの(辻 亜弥乃) Tsuji Ayano?, born January 6, 1978, in Sakyō-ku, Kyoto, Japan) is a J-pop singer famous in Japan for her unconventional light singing style and ukulele music. She rose to fame after performing the end-title track for the Studio Ghibli film The Cat Returns in 2002.

Biography[edit]

In 1993, Tsuji attended Kyoto City Dohda Senior High School of Arts where, during an activities class, she started to learn the ukulele after finding her hands were too small to correctly hold and play the guitar.

She graduated as a historian from Ryukoku University's Department of Oriental History.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Release date: Title:
October 10, 1998 Uraraka (うららか?) "Balmy"
September 22, 1999 Kimihe no Kimochi (君への気持ち?) "I Feel For You"
March 15, 2000 Haru wa Touki Yume no Hate ni (春は遠き夢の果てに?) "Visit Spring in a Far-Away Faint Dream"
April 18, 2001 Harumikan (春蜜柑?) "Flowers of Tangerine"
April 17, 2002 Balanço
December 11, 2002 Koi Suru Megane (恋する眼鏡?) "Glasses in Love"
May 21, 2003 Renren Huka (恋恋風歌?) "Love Love Wind Song"
May 19, 2004 Cover Girl
November 23, 2005 Calendar Calendar
July 5, 2006 Tsuji Best
September 22, 2006 Hajimari no Toki (はじまりの時?) "A New Beginning"
December 19, 2007 Sweet, Sweet Happy Birthday
September 24, 2008 Cover Girl 2
September 16, 2009 Tsuji Gifuto 〜10th Anniversary BEST〜 (つじギフト 〜10th Anniversary BEST〜?) "Tsuji's Gift"
September 8, 2010 Niji Shoku no Hana Sakihokoru Toki (虹色の花咲きほこるとき?) "When the Rainbow Coloured Flowers Bloom"

Singles[edit]

Release date: Title: Notes:
January 26, 2000 Clover (クローバー?) "Clover"
October 18, 2000 Kokoro wa kimi no moto he (心は君のもとへ?) "My Heart Longs To Be Near You"
March 1, 2001 Kimini arigatou (君にありがとう?) "Let Me Say 'Thank You'"
November 21, 2001 Koibito doushi (恋人どうし?) "Lovers"
February 27, 2002 Ai no kakera ☆ Koi no kakera (愛のかけら☆恋のかけら?) "Fragments of Love ☆ Love Fragments"
June 27, 2002 Kazeni naru (風になる?) "To Be the Wind" End-title track for the Studio Ghibli film The Cat Returns
January 22, 2003 Amaoto (雨音?) "The Sound Of Rain"
March 19, 2003 Sakura no Ki no shita de (桜の木の下で?) "Under The Cherry Tree"
May 21, 2003 Arikitarina romansu (ありきたりなロマンス?) "Hackneyed Romance"
December 17, 2003 Parade (パレード?) "Parade"
April 6, 2005 Harukaze (春風?) "Spring Wind"
June 22, 2005 Shiny Day / Ai no manatsu (愛の真夏?) "Midsummer Love"
October 5, 2005 Yubikiri (ゆびきり?) / Hoshi furu yoru no Christmas (星降る夜のクリスマス?) "Starry Christmas Night"
December 6, 2006 Sayonara aishiteru (さよなら愛してる?) "I Love You... Goodbye"
February 20, 2008 Arienai Kurai Kiseki (ありえないくらい奇跡?) "Much Impossible Miracle" In collaboration with Beat Crusaders

DVDs[edit]

Release date: Title:
April 6, 2005 Kyoto Girl
November 23, 2005 Ayano Clip / Ayano Tsuji no eizou sakuhin shuu (つじあやの映像作品集?) "Ayano Tsuji's Collected Visual Works"

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