Kensuke Kita

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Kensuke Kita
Birth name Kensuke Kita
Born (1977-01-24) January 24, 1977 (age 39)
Yokohama, Japan
Origin Tokyo, Japan
Genres Indie rock, Alternative rock
Occupation(s) Lead guitarist, backing vocalist
Instruments Guitar, vocals
Years active 1996–present
Labels Ki/oon, Tofu
Associated acts Asian Kung-Fu Generation
Notable instruments
Gibson Les Paul Standard
Gibson Les Paul Standard Premium Plus
Gibson Les Paul Junior
Bogner Amplifiers

Kensuke Kita (喜多 建介 Kita Kensuke?) (January 24, 1977) is the lead guitarist and backing singer of the Japanese rock band Asian Kung-Fu Generation. Kensuke met fellow band members Masafumi Gotō and Takahiro Yamada while attending a music club of Kanto Gakuin University. The three formed Asian Kung-Fu Generation in 1996, with drummer Kiyoshi Ijichi joining the band shortly after.[1]

While primarily limited to background vocals, Kensuke has had the opportunity to sing lead on the song, "Uso to Wonderland," the B-side to the band's very first number-one single, "World Apart" and also on the song "Seaside Sleeping," which is part of the Easter Single album. He has a degree in economics and his favourite bands are Radiohead, Manic Street Preachers, XTC, Supergrass.[2]


  1. ^ "ASIAN KUNG-FU GENERATION: Biography". ASIAN KUNG-FU GENERATION Official Website. Ki/oon Records Inc. Retrieved 2008-10-09. 
  2. ^ Asian Kung-Fu Generation Fansite Flash Back! - Profile