June 19, 1969
|Years active||1996 -|
Eiji Kabashima (椛島 永次 Kabashima Eiji?, born June 19, 1969, in Yanagawa, Fukuoka), better known by his stage name Kaba-chan (KABA.ちゃん?), is an openly gay Japanese celebrity and choreographer. After studying dance in New York City, he returned to Japan and was chosen to become a member of the musical group Dos with Taeco Nishikawa and Asami Yoshino. Already known for his flamboyant character in Dos, he came out publicly on a 2002 episode of the Dancing Sanma Palace variety show and later became a regular panelist on Waratte Iitomo! from 2002 to 2005.
Kaba-chan was also a contestant on two editions of Japan's Dancing with the Stars entitled Shall We Dance? (シャル・ウィ・ダンス? Sharu Wi Dansu??), winning its "1 day special" episode with dancing partner Hidemi Yamamoto performing a pasodoble and also winning its second "1 day special" with partner RYOKO performing a salsa.
- "Sekai ni Hitotsu Dake no Hana"
- SMAP concerts
- Namie Amuro
- Tomomi Kahala
- "keep yourself alive"
- "I Believe"
- "Arigato ne!"
- "Baby baby baby"
- "More Kiss"
- "Close Your Eyes"
- Toshinori Yonekura
- "Last Kiss"
- "Love impact"
- "Ginga no Chikai"
- Arisa Mizuki
- "Sanpei Days"
- "Sanpei no 39 Days"
- "Sanpei no Everyday"
- Rag Fair
- "Rabu Rabu na Couple, Furi Furi de Chū"
- Chiaki with Kaba-chan
- "Tsuraine Akachan!"
- Keiko Matsuzaka
- Pink Lady
- Memorial concert
- Pabo[disambiguation needed]
- "Koi no Hexagon"
- Yazima Beauty Salon
- "Hamaguri Bomber"
- "Challenger!!/Smile" (チャレンジャー!!/スマイル Charenjā!!/Sumairu?, April 28, 2004) performed by Rica Matsumoto/Toshiko Ezaki
- "Tsuraine Akachan!/Saikin Hayari no Make Uta" (つらいね赤ちゃん!/最近ハヤリのメイク歌 Tsuraine Akachan!/Saikin Hayari no Meiku Uta?, July 7, 2004) performed by Chiaki with Kaba-chan
- "Odorimasenka?" (踊りませんか??, August 24, 2005) performed by C.K.M. (Chiaki, Kaba-chan, & Monroe)
- Arashi no Yoru Ni - Grandmother goat
- Pokémon: Destiny Deoxys - Voice cameo
- Yazima Beauty Salon The Movie: Reaching a Nevada Dream - Mysterious cleaning lady
- Kamen Rider × Kamen Rider Wizard & Fourze: Movie War Ultimatum - Manager of Donut Shop
- Kamen Rider Wizard in Magic Land - Manager of Donut Shop
- Kamen Rider × Kamen Rider Gaim & Wizard: The Fateful Sengoku Movie Battle - Manager of Donut Shop
- Waratte Iitomo! (regular from October 2002 to March 2005)
- Pokémon Chronicles
- Super Morning commentator
- Jungle Tantei (2009) - Hippo (Voice)
- Kamen Rider Wizard (2012) - Donut Shop Hungry manager
- Official blog (Japanese)