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Shizuko Ihara (井原 静子 Ihara Shizuko, 7 May 1941 – 2 July 2000), professionally known as Mina Aoe (青江 三奈 Aoe Mina), was a Japanese female enka singer who had a series of popular hits in the late 1960s and continued charting late into her career.
|Birth name||Shizuko Ihara (井原 静子)|
|Born||7 May 1941|
|Died||2 July 2000(aged 59)|
With her distinctive husky voice, she acquired the nickname "Queen of the Blues". She appeared 18 times on the annual Kōhaku Uta Gassen show. After her death, a memorial to Aoe was established in the Isezakichō shopping area in Yokohama.