Fujiwara Yoshie

Fujiwara Yoshie
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Fujiwara Yoshie
Fujiwara Yoshie (1898-1976) was a Japanese tenor singer. He took part in 5th and 6th Kohaku Uta Gassen.

He was born in Osaka. His mother Sakata Kiku was geisha, who worked in Shimonoseki, Yamaguchi Prefecture. His father Neil B. Reid was Scottish trader, however, he was not raised by his father. Fujiwara Tokusaburo adopted him, where he got the family name "Fujiwara". Even so, his true father met him later in his life and put Yoshie into school. Yoshie's mother died in his youth age and Reid remained a bachelor all his life. There is Reid's grave in Shimonoseki and Reid's boarding house later became the "Fujiwara Yoshie Memorial Museum".

In 1934, he established the Fujiwara Opera and became a notable figure of Japanese opera history.