It’s sad to report that Emi Ito has died at the age of 71. Her and her twin sister were the singing group The Peanuts. Better known to American audiences as the fairies called Shobijin who wake up Mothra in the 1964 camp classic.
Mothra vs. Godzilla.
The twins unique sound relied on their blending of their almost identical voices into a wall of vocal sound.
Fame from the Godzilla films gave them a chance to show off their talents on the Ed Sullivan Show. They retired from performing in 1974.