Kitajima Saburo

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Kitajima Saburo


  • Name: 北島三郎
  • Name (romaji): Kitajima Saburo / Kitajima Saburō
  • Real name: 大野穣 / Ono Minoru
  • Profession: Actor and enka singer
  • Birthdate: 1936-Oct-04
  • Birthplace: Hokkaido, Japan
  • Star sign: Libra

TV Shows

TV Show Theme Songs

  • Hono'o no Otoko (Abarenbo Shogun)
  • Gamanzaka (Abarenbo Shogun)
  • Otoko Do (Abarenbo Shogun)
  • Hidamari Ninjo (Abarenbo Shogun)
  • Mirai (Abarenbo Shogun)
  • Teru (Abarenbo Shogun)


  • Sabu-chan made his debut in 1962 as an enka singer. Besides enka music, he also starred in several movies during the 1960s.
  • He is considered a regular on the annual NHK Kouhaku Uta Gassen. His first appearance was in the 14th event (1963). His string was broken in 1986 (23 years), but started again in 1987. Assuming he'll appear in the 59th event (2008), he will have appeared in a total of 45 events, making him the current record holder for most appearances.

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