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Kaya (Japanese musician)

Kaya (Japanese musician)

Japanese visual kei musician
The basics
Quick Facts
Intro Japanese visual kei musician
Countries Japan
Occupations Singer Record producer
Gender male
Birth Shikoku, Naruto
The details

Kaya (迦夜) is a Japanese visual kei musician, who is a vocalist of the electro/dark wave duo Schwarz Stein, and also Meties and Isola under the alias of Hime. Originally on Mana's record label, Midi:Nette, Kaya later signed to Next Music Inc., and the label's name was changed to Next Media Communications Inc. The label however went bankrupt in the summer of 2009 resulting in Kaya having to go back to an indie label. Kaya is also known for his androgynous female appearance and elegant dresses.


In 1997, Kaya debuted as the vocalist of the obscure visual kei band Meties, before later joining Isola. When Isola disbanded in 2001, Kaya then made his breakthrough as a visual artist as the vocalist for the darkwave duo Schwarz Stein, produced by Mana and signed to his label Midi:Nette. He also has been a solo artist since 2006, and in 2008, he made a major solo debut with the single "Chocolat". On July 13, 2016, he held a special 10th anniversary performance at Shinjuku ReNY, titled "The Birth of DIVA", with Kamijo as a special guest. Meties weas revived for one-night only as part of the celebrations.



  • Glitter (27 December 2006)
  • Hyakki Yagyou (11 July 2007)
  • Glitter (Best of Indies) (16 July 2008)
  • Kaya Meikyoku Series 1: BonJour! Chanson (18 February 2009)
  • Queen (20 April 2011)
  • Glitter (3rd press) (12 December 2012)
  • Gothic (4 December 2013)


  • "Kaleidoscope" (28 June 2006)
  • "Masquerade" (6 September 2006)
  • "Ouka Ryouran" (4 April 2007)
  • "Carmilla" (31 October 2007)
  • "Chocolat" (23 April 2008)
  • "Last Snow" (24 December 2008)
  • "Ophelia" (22 July 2009)
  • "Kaya Remix vol.1 K" (27 December 2009)
  • "Awilda" (28 July 2010)
  • "Madame Rosa no Shoukan" (22 December 2010)
  • "Vampire Requiem" (25 January 2012)
  • "Salome" (20 June 2012)
  • "Nocturne" (12 December 2012)
  • "Taboo" (31 July 2013)
  • "Perfana" (19 october 2016)

with Node of Scherzo

  • Node of Scherzo (31 October 2007)

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