Kahimi Karie (???????), born Mari Hiki (????) on March 15, 1968, in Utsunomiya, Tochigi Prefecture, Japan, is an experimental Japanese Shibuya-kei vocalist and visual artist. She debuted with the independent EP, "Kahimi Karie and the Crue-L Grand Orchestra / Mike Alway's Diary" in 1992. Kahimi sings in English, French, and Japanese (among other languages) with breathy child-like vocals. Her music can be considered ethereal, whispery pop; a number of songs have been written for her by Momus.