Making her debut in 1983 she first gained notice as the singer of the end theme for Hayao Miyazaki's Studio Ghibli animation movie, Laputa: Castle In The Sky with “Carrying You”. Performing as a singer on many early Studio Ghibli movies, she is known for such favorites as the opening and end themes for My Neighbor Totoro: “Stroll” and “My Neighbor Totoro” ; and incidental music for Kiki's Delivery Service: “Changing Seasons” and “Maho No Nukumori”. In addition to movie theme songs, she has also performed theme songs for local authorities, classic songs from school textbooks, as well as the official theme song for Peter Rabbit. Her voice and music is loved by people from all generations.