Yuki Chikudate

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Yuki Chikudate
Yuki from Asobi Seksu.jpg
Yuki Chikudate with Asobi Seksu onstage, 2006
Background information
Born Japan
Genres Shoegazing, dream pop
Occupation(s) Musician
Instruments Vocals, keyboards
Years active 2001–present
Associated acts Asobi Seksu

Yuki Chikudate is the main vocalist and keyboardist of the dream pop band Asobi Seksu.

Musical career[edit]

Further information: Asobi Seksu

She founded the dream pop band, Asobi Seksu with guitarist James Hanna, bassist Glenn Waldman, and drummer Keith Hopkin in 2001. The band released their debut album in 2004. The following album, Citrus was released in 2006, after a line-up change. The band released Hush and Fluorescence in 2009 and 2011, respectively, after a second line-up change.[1]

Personal life[edit]

Chikudate was born in Japan[2] to an Okinawan mother, and has stated that apart from her mother, most of her maternal relatives reside in Okinawa.[3][4] In her early childhood, she moved to Southern California with her parents and spent her childhood there. At age 16 she moved to New York by herself, leaving behind her family.[5]


  1. ^ Mason, Stewart. "Asobi Seksu - Allmusic". Allmusic. Retrieved January 31, 2013. 
  2. ^ Tedaldi, Justin. "Justin’s Japan: Q&A with Yuki Chikudate of Asobi Seksu", jetwit, New York, February 15, 2011.
  3. ^ Lauren Harris. 2009. "Hush Little Lady:Playing Favorites with Asobi Seksu" RAGGEDvolume 1, issue 6, page 3.
  4. ^ Michaelson, Alex. "Interview with Yuki Chikudate of Asobi Seksu", KPRadio, Kerfuffle!, Boston, February 24, 2011.
  5. ^ Pickowicz, Natasha Li. "Asobi Seksu’s Yuki Chikudate (Interview)", Popcorn Youth, Ithaca

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