Made her début in April 2000 as Lily Chou-Chou. A film was released called “All About Lily Chou-Chou” directed by Shunji Iwai featuring Lily Chou-Chou in its entirety. Her song “Kaifuku-suru-kizu, (The Wound That Heals)” was chosen as soundtrack for the film “Kill Bill” in 2003. Made her début as Salyu in 2004 under the production of Takeshi Kobayashi, leading music producer in Japan. Released “toU” in 2006 as Bank Band with Salyu. Gained great attention for her powerful voice in her duet with Kazutoshi Sakurai of Mr.Children. Released “s(o)un(d)beams” in 2011 under the name of salyu×salyu, a joint production with Cornelious (Keigo Oyamada). Noticed by many music fans, creators from Japan and overseas. Now in 2019, celebrating her 15th Anniversary since her début, is actively engaging in live concerts including the full orchestra concerts billboard classics series and acoustic live tours, broadening her world perspective with the sound of her voice so special to her.
She made her first performance in Kamaishi, Iwate in July, which was a great success; she played in “Yojigen-no-Kenji (Kenji in Four Dimensions)”, a stage production out of the ordinary, based on various works of Kenji Miyazawa, written by the thinker Shinichi Nakazawa, and shaped into an opera by Takeshi Kobayashi. It is scheduled to be performed in Shiogama, Miyagi, on September 22nd and 23rd.