Mai Fujisawa

Mai Fujisawa

Vocal Soloist

Mai Fujisawa is a Japanese singer and lyricist born in Tokyo. She made her debut on screen at the age of 4, singing Nausicäa Requiem, from her father Joe Hisaishi's soundtrack to Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind, Studio Ghibli's earliest film. Like her father, Mai's mother is also an alumnus of Kunitachi College of Music.

Actively collaborating with Swedish and Norway music composers, she recorded her first album Mai in Sweden and the Czech Republic. In 2012, she sang the opening theme of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – part II, with music by Alexandre Desplat. In the same year, she joined the United Nations Singers as a guest singer for their Japan tour. In 2015, the UN's 70th memorial year, she joined the UN Singers Peace and Hope Concert Tour in Tokyo, Hiroshima and Nagasaki as a guest singer and served as producer for the Tokyo performance. In 2016, she sang and wrote lyrics for the theme song for an American documentary film about WWⅡ called Paper Lanterns, with music by young American composer Chad Cannon.

Mai also sang the main theme for Clouds Above the Hill, a long-running historical drama series on NHK TV about the Meiji Revolution, based on the original story by Ryotaro Shiba. Additionally, she wrote and sang the ending theme song for Ojarumaru, an anime TV show commemorating the 70th anniversary of the end of WWII, which was overwhelmingly popular among children in Japan.

In recent years, she has been contributing to revitalization of rural towns by bridging provincial cities through the power of music. Activities include being a goodwill ambassador for Nakano City of Nagano Prefecture, where she has produced, written, and performed theme songs for Nakano City and Tochigi City in Tochigi Prefecture. She also wrote lyrics for and sang the school song of Sakata Daiichi Junior High School in Sakata City in Yamagata Prefecture.

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