Masami Tsuchiya

Masami Tsuchiya — 土屋昌巳 (born Aug. 22, 1952) — is a Japanese art-pop multi-instrumentalist and composer who fronted the New Wave band Ippu-Do during the early 1980s. Between 1982 and 1989, he released five albums on Epic and an EP on CBS/Sony. In 1983, he served as a fifth wheel for English band Japan on […]


Ippu-Do were a Japanese New Wave/synthpop trio that released four albums and a live disc on Epic/Sony between 1980 and 1984. Guitarist/vocalist Masami Tsuchiya had played with Lily, Junko Ohashi, and Kaleidoscope. He and keyboardist Akira Mitake followed Ippu-Do with solo careers. Members: Masami Tsuchiya (vocals, guitar), 見岳章 [Akira Mitake] (keyboards), Shoji Fujii (drums, 1979-81) […]