Misako Ohshiro, a representative singer of Okinawan folk songs who has appeared in many movies set in Okinawa, has passed away in Naha City.

I was 84 years old.

Mr. Oshiro was born in Osaka in 1945 and grew up in Henoko, Nago City, Okinawa Prefecture.

He learned Ryukyu classical music from around the age of 20, and then made his debut with the single "Unrequited love" in 1958, and his relaxed treble became popular.

Among them, the duo with Rinsho Kadekaru was known as a "name combination", and made a name for himself as an "Okinawa folk song legend" through numerous live performances and recordings.

He also appeared in movies set in Okinawa such as "Nabbie's Love" in 1999, and his singing voice became widely known outside the prefecture.

According to the people concerned, Mr. Oshiro was found dead at his home in Naha City on the morning of the 18th.

I was 84 years old.