A couple of weeks back or so, one of the commenters was suggesting some other singers with one of them being Emiko Shiratori（白鳥英美子）. Now, I've actually heard of Shiratori since she was part of the 1970s duo Toi et Moi（トワ・エ・モワ）and some of her songs were played on my old radio program "Sounds of Japan" back in the 1980s.
Although Shiratori has been listed in J-Wiki as a pop/folk singer, my impression of her through the songs from "Sounds of Japan" is that of someone who is an expert in healing music. As soon as you listen to her, the effect is almost something you would get from a cup of chamomile tea. Her beautiful voice is very calming to the soul.
Some time after the initial breakup of Toi et Moi, Shiratori began her solo career. Her first single coming out in 1982 but it wouldn't be until 1988 that she got her first hit through her cover of "Amazing Grace". However, she had been releasing solo albums since 1973 and her 9th album "Irodori"（彩り...Colours）from September 1992 has this lovely number called "Irodori no Aki" (Colourful Fall).
I did forget what a lovely voice Shiratori has and it's nice to be reminded of it through this ballad. Perhaps that cup of chamomile and some cookies would be fine to have right now. Also, if my tape recorder Jaws is in a kind mood, I may try to track down those old songs of her on the ancient audiotapes of "Sounds of Japan".