Desire (Kouhaku 1986)

lengendary performance during 1986’s Kouhaku Utagassen (year-end Red & White Festival). this rates as one of the biggest and most memorable hits in the 80s. this stellar performance remains one of fans’ favourites. her entire get-up is timeless. what was chic then still is now!!! after a good 19 years can you imagine?

which brings to mind her possible appearance in this year’s Kouhaku. there will be great anticipation all round no doubt. will Akina be able to live up to her 1986 performance?


Akina fanboy since 14. Still undecided which are his top ten favourite Akina tracks as it's mission impossible. Digs "Everlasting Love" a whole lot more than the average Akina fan.

3 thoughts on “Desire (Kouhaku 1986)

  1. Love the song, love the kimono, love the shoes. Simply Fabulous. Simply Divine. Simply AKINA! Having her appear on the Kouhaku again would make my year complete.

  2. Wouldn’t that be a great way for her to start a new year, especially since she looks like she is moving ahead again.

    It is a classic look but her costumes, persona, performance has always been so professional. I will never forget John’s friend cringing at every other singer when we were watching Kohaku, and then when Akina appeared singing “Meu Amore”, he turned and said to me “I understand why you like her so much now. She is so professional” …

    Ganbare Akina!!

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