|Name Pak Rihwa|
Years active 2010 (2010)–present
Record label Toy's Factory
|Born October 4, 1989 (age 26) (1989-10-04) |
Origin Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan
Instruments Singing, Acoustic guitar
Labels Toy's Factory (2012 - Present)
Similar People Yu Takahashi, Michelle Branch, miwa
Rihwa (リファ) (born October 4, 1989 as Pak Rihwa (Korean: 박리화; Kanji: 朴梨華; Japanese: パク・リファ Paku Rifa) is a Japanese pop singer. She is represented by Toy's Factory and managed by Amuse, Inc.
Rihwa was born and raised in Sapporo until she graduated junior high school. She is considered to be Zainichi Korean. She then went on to study overseas in Belleville, Ontario for her high school education. She returned to Japan in 2009 after she graduated. She started her career as a singer by releasing her first of three singles entitled 'Private' on May 18, 2010 In January 2012 Rihwa release her first album "private #0" and moved to Tokyo to launch her career.
On April 20, 2012 it was announced that Rihwa hard been signed to major label Toy's Factory. She then made her major label debut with the single 'CHANGE'.