Hitomi Yaida

Japanese musician

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Hitomi Yaida
矢井田 瞳 Also known as



(1978-07-28) July 28, 1978 (age 45)
Toyonaka, Osaka, Japan


Japanese pop, folk rock

Years active



Bandai Music Entertainment (1999)
Aozora Records (2000–2009)
Reservotion Records (2000–2005)
Universal Music Japan (2010–present)


hitomi-yaida.comMusical artist

Hitomi Yaida 矢井田瞳 (Yaida Hitomi, born July 28, 1978) is a Japanese pop/folk rock singer-songwriter and guitarist. She often goes by the nickname Yaiko. Her musical style is often called \"heart rock\" by her fans. Yaida is an established musical artist in Japan and has also had minor club hits in the United Kingdom.

Andante)\" (July 10, 2002)
\"Mikansei no Melody (未完成のメロディ, Unfinished Melody)\" (December 4, 2002)
\"Koduku na Cowboy (孤独なカウボーイ, Lonely Cowboy)\" (April 23, 2003)
\"Hitori Jenga (一人ジェンガ, Single Person Jenga)\" (September 10, 2003)
\"Chapter01/Marble-iro no Hi (Chapter01/マーブル色の日, Chapter01/Marble-colored Day)\" (March 17, 2004)
\"Monochrome Letter (モノクロレター, Monochrome Letter)\" (October 27, 2004)
\"Mawaru Sora (マワルソラ, Spinning Sky)\" (July 6, 2005)
\"Go My Way\" (March 15, 2006)
\"Startline\" (June 21, 2006)
\"Hatsukoi (初恋, First Love)\" (November 1, 2006)
\"I Love You no katachi/haneyume (I Love Youの形/ハネユメ)\" (October 10, 2007)
\"Simple is Best\" (February 9, 2011)
\"Dojo Mitaina Love (同情みたいなLOVE)\" (April 20, 2011)
\"Mogitate no Yūutsu (もぎたての憂鬱)\" (July 11, 2012)


U.K. Completion (January 23, 2002)
Music Pool 2002 CD & DVD (February 19, 2003)
Single Collection/Yaiko\'s Selection Box Set (July 28, 2004)
Single collection (July 28, 2004)
Yaiko\'s Selection (December 1, 2004)
Sound Drop MTV Unplugged+Acoustic Live 2005 CD & DVD (December 7, 2005)
Hitomi Yaida Colorock Live 2008 iTunes Store (June 25, 2008)
The Best of Hitomi Yaida (February 18, 2009)

DVD and video

The First Reflection VHS/DVD (April 25, 2001)
Hitomi Yaida 2001 Summer Live Sound of Clover VHS/DVD (November 28, 2001)
Candle in the Lives VHS/DVD (July 3, 2002)
Candle in the Eyes VHS/DVD (July 3, 2002)
Casket of Candleyes DVD (July 3, 2002)
Sparkles of light DVD/VHS (March 29, 2003)
Live Completion ‘03: I Can Fly, Can You? DVD (January 28, 2004)
Hitomi Yaida Music in the Air: Dome Live 2004 DVD (February 16, 2005)
Hitomi Yaida MTV Unplugged DVD (December 7, 2005)
Hitomi Yaida Colorock Live 2008 DVD (June 25, 2008)
Hitomi Yaida Music Video Collection DVD (February 18, 2009)


The Japan Gold Disc Award 2004 Various Artists (\"kodoku na Cowboy\") (April 14, 2004)
Grand Prix – Super Collection 2004 Various Artists (\"le Vent brulant\") (September 23, 2004)
FM802 Heavy Rotations J-hits Complete \'99–\'01 Various Artists (\"How?\") (December 12, 2004)
Venus Japan Various Artists \"(Chapter01)\" (March 30, 2005)
Robots Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Various Artists (\"Mawaru Sora\") (July 27, 2005)
Death Note Tribute Various Artists (\"37.0°C\") (June 23, 2006)

Commercial use of music in the media

Yaida sang a cover version of \"You Are My Sunshine\" on a commercial for the Kirin Brewery Company.

Personal life

On July 28, 2007, Yaida married a man one year older than herself. The only information released regarding her new husband is that he works for a music company and they were introduced by a friend.


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