Tokyo Bijin
Tokyo bijin
Single by Nakazawa Yuko
from the album Dai Nishou ~Tsuyogari~
Native title 東京美人
Released August 28, 2002
Genre J-Pop
Format CD single
Length 12:38
Label zetima zetima
Producer Tsunku
Nakazawa Yuko Singles Chronology
Previous Futari Gurashi 6th single (2001)
Next GET ALONG WITH YOU 8th single (2003)
IMG 20191008 041606

CD cover shooting & PV shooting

Tokyo Bijin (東京美人; Tokyo Beauty) is Nakazawa Yuko's seventh single. It sold 13,560 copies in its first week and 16,860 copies overall. It was released on August 28, 2002.

The single sold a total of 21.836 copies, and ranked at #14 on the Oricon music charts.

"Tokyo Bijin" appears on the albums Petit Best 3, Dai Nishou ~Tsuyogari~, the Hawaiian release Hello! Project Best 3, and Legend. The PV for "Tokyo Bijin" appears on Petit Best 3 DVD, Nakazawa Yuko Single M Clips 1, and Legend.




Tokyo Bijin (MV)

  1. Tokyo Bijin
  2. Klaxon (クラクション; Car Horn)
  3. Tokyo Bijin (Instrumental)

Single InformationEdit

TV PerformancesEdit

  • [2002.08.29] Music Station
  • [2002.08.30] Utaban

Concert PerformancesEdit

  1. Tokyo Bijin
  2. Klaxon


Nakazawa’s comment about the single, in a 2008-interview:

"This is the song that changed my direction of career.

Until I received this song, I was honestly losing the purpose of singing. I was also losing confidence and I was about to give up my career. When I was feeling this way, I received this song. I did my own solo live for the first time, and the concert’s director was the same director as Moritaka Chisato's. So I received lessons from him during rehearsals. In terms of singing, he gave me so many great advices like, “No Nakazawa, that’s not it. That wasn’t quite it” etc. I was practicing the song over and over. After the lessons, I suddenly felt joy in singing once again. And I began falling in love with this song. I was able to sing this song. I know something has changed inside me.

I love the CD cover as well as the music video. I really felt a destiny for this song. And that’s why I try not to sing it all the time at live performance. It’s such an important song for me that I am keeping it deep inside me as a secret treasure. Look at my photos [from the photo shoot] from “Tokyo Bijin”. Don’t I look really cold and unapproachable? I look extremely determined. My eyes seem to be saying, “I’m going to show you what I’ve got.” (lol) How should I describe them? It’s not like, “Come and fight against me.” But my eyes are so piercing. If I feel that way by looking at my own photo, I wonder what others were thinking."


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