Hiromi (宏実) is an R&B singer and songwriter located in Tokyo, Japan. She started playing koto (a traditional Japanese 13-stringed instrument) at the age of four and grew up surrounded by many different music styles. During her high school years, she began vocal training and had her first singing performance in front of a crowd. This led her to perform at several local clubs in Tokyo. In 2002 Hiromi attended college in Boston, MA and continued her voice lessons at a local voice training school.