Awards & Winners


Date of Birth 13-January-1968
Place of Birth Kawaguchi
(Japan, Saitama Prefecture, Kantō region)
Nationality Japan
Also know as Miwa Watabiki, チャラ, 綿引 美和, ちゃら, Watabiki Miwa, わたびき みわ, Sato Miwa, Arabiki, あらびき, Charabiki, charachara, ちゃらちゃら
Profession Singer-songwriter, Actor, Presenter
Miwa Watabiki, better known by her stage name Chara, is a Japanese singer-songwriter, actress and video jockey. She debuted in 1991 with the single Heaven. She is most well known for her song "Swallowtail Butterfly", the theme song for the 1996 Shunji Iwai film Swallowtail Butterfly, her 1997 hit single "Yasashii Kimochi", and her collaboration with Judy and Mary vocalist Yuki, "Ai no Hi Mittsu Orange". Chara later formed a band with Yuki, called Mean Machine. She is known for her unique whisper voice vocal technique while singing.

Awards by Chara

Check all the awards nominated and won by Chara.


International Viewer's Choice Award for MTV Japan
Honored for : Yasashii Kimochi

Nominations 1997 »

Award Nominated Nominated Work
Japan Academy Prize for Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role Swallowtail
International Viewer's Choice Award for MTV Japan Yasashii Kimochi


Nominations 1994 »

Award Nominated Nominated Work
International Viewer's Choice Award for MTV Japan Tsumibukaku Aishiteyo