Ikko (makeup artist)

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Ikko
Born Kazuyuki Toyoda
(1962-01-20) 20 January 1962 (age 52)
Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan
Nationality Japanese
Occupation Make-up artist
Website
http://ikkoworld.jp/

Ikko (born Kazuyuki Toyoda (豊田 一幸 Toyoda Kazuyuki?) on 20 January 1962 in Fukuoka Prefecture) is a Japanese trans woman make-up artist and TV personality. The name "Ikko" comes from an alternative reading of the Japanese name "一幸" (Ikkō).

Biography[edit]

Ikko graduated from a beauty college in Fukuoka Prefecture, and trained as a makeup artist for eight years before opening her own "Atelier Ikko" make-up studio in 1992.[1]

TV appearances[edit]

As of October 2008, Ikko regularly appears on the following TV programmes.

Books[edit]

Ikko has published the following books.[1]

  • IKKOの振袖ロマンティック, 2004, ISBN 4-391-61976-8
  • IKKOウェディング――永遠のガーリッシュウェディング, 2005, ISBN 4-391-62110-X
  • 超オンナ磨き〜美のカリスマIKKOの幸せを呼ぶゴールデンルール, July 2006, ISBN 4-7762-0336-7

Music[edit]

In December 2007, Ikko released a CD single titled "Dondake no Hōsoku", based on her popular catchphrase.[2] The single also included a cover of "Dō ni mo tomaranai", a 1972 hit song originally performed by Linda Yamamoto.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Ikko Profile. Retrieved on 18 October 2008. (Japanese)
  2. ^ "Ikko Dondake No Housoku CD Single" Retrieved on 18 October 2008.
  3. ^ "Dondake?! Transvestite TV-star IKKO releases single" (12 October 2007). Retrieved on 18 October 2008.

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