Kousuke Atari & Chitose Hajime

Live in Singapore 2018

~ Kagoshima Fair in Singapore ~

1 July 2018 (Sun)
Zepp@BIGBOX Singapore



Chitose Hajime – The voice that comes only once in a hundred years
Kousuke Atari – The most soothing voice on Earth
Hailing from Amami Oshima of Kagoshima Prefecture.
They have formed a senior-junior collaboration unit representing the Shima-uta genre of folk music.

Kousuke Atari

Born 13 July 1980.
During his days as a high-school student, he was greatly influenced by a Shima-uta performance by a lady of similar age and began learning on his own.

In 2000, he received the Best Newcomer award at the Amami Folk Music Awards, and also won other awards in the same year.

In 2006, he released his debut single, “Sore Zore Ni”, under EPIC RECORDS JAPAN. The song went on the receive numerous playbacks all over Japan, both on radio and on TV. He also performed with other Japanese artistes at “Japan Night” held at ARK in Shanghai, receiving great praise for his performance.

In 2007, he released his third single, “Hana”. It reached a peak of 11th on the Oricon Daily Singles Chart.

He also had a great success with his solo concert in Taiwan. He followed that with the release of his fourth single “Tane wo maku Hibi”. It was also used as the ending theme song to the popular anime, Bleach, gaining him many new fans.

Furthermore in 2008, he was selected to provide and image song for the Japanese release of Director Ang Lee’s “Lust, Caution”.

In 2014, he was involved in the theme song for the popular Taiwanese movie “Kano”, together with Rake as well as other Taiwanese artistes. From May of 2015 he was made regular appearances on the Taiwanese nationwide program, KISSHOTEL. His own “Motto Japan.” tour had additional performances added to the schedule.

With the world’s soothing voice, he has been widening his reach, not just within Japan, but across Greater China and Asia.

Chitose Hajime

Born 5 January, 1979.

She was the youngest recipient at the Amami Folk Song Awards, when she was still a third-year student at high school.

In 2002, her major debut under EPIC Records, “Wadatsumi no Ki”, managed to reach the top of the Singles Chart. It can be said that the song had a great impact on Japanese society. In July of the same year, she released her first album, “Hainumikaze”, which was No. 1 for 2 consecutive weeks.

In 2003, her second album, “Nomad Soul” was released, and debuted at No. 1 on the Albums chart. The meant that her first 2 albums both managed to achieve the distinction of reaching the top of the sales chart.
In 2011, she teamed up with Kousuke Atari, who is from the same hometown as her, to form “Ochugen” and released the single “Yukouto”. The song was used to commemorate the full opening of the Kyushu Shinkansen.

In 2015, 70 years after the end of the war, she released “Heiwa Gannen”, an album filled with thoughts of peace. The album went on to receive the Japan Record Award for Planning the same year.

With her life centred on Amami Oshima, she has been very active in her singing activities, and is one singer that can truly represent Japan.


  • Kousuke Atari & Chitose Hajime
    Live in Singapore 2018
    ~ Kagoshima Fair in Singapore ~
  • 1 July 2018 (Sun)
  • Zepp@BIGBOX Singapore
    All reserved seating.
    *Ticket price excludes booking fee.




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  • All reserved seating.

*Ticket price excludes booking fee.