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A2 Pandora’s Box

A3 Butterfly, Alight on a Girl’s Lips

B1 Plan For Solitude

B2 Bloodstained Flower

C1 Crystal Wings

C2 6 Gram Star


SHIZUKA (vocal, guitar, bells)
MIURA MAKI (guitar, music helper)
KOSUGI JUN (drums)


Goody Support Musicians




All songs by Shizuka except 1, 4 & 5, Shizuka with Maki Miura

Arrangements SHIZUKA & G.S.M

Melty Photos Tanaka Tetsuya

Black & White Photos Takehiko Nakafuji


Doll Photos by Shizuka

Recordings Engineer Amano Onkyo Giken


Very Special Thanks to

Hayakawa Takeharu, Ikeezumi Hideo,

The Goddesses of the Closed Medical Wards


Album concept Shizuka

Directed by Miura Maki

Originally released on CD in 1994 by P.S.F. Japan

Additional Graphic Design by Henry Owings

Translations by Justin Simon & Taketo Shimada

Remastered by Kris Lapke

Lacquers cut by JJ Golden

Black Edition Produced by Peter Kolovos



Heavenly Persona

Deluxe Double LP Tri-Fold w/ Laser Etched Side

& Direct Only Edition with Limited Shizuka "4" Cassette

Heavy tip-on tri-fold jacket with ink pigment foil stamping, gloss film laminate finish with mounted booklet and printed inner sleeves. 

BE-015B: Shizuka "4" Cassette

Release Date: April 7, 2023

2 LP - $40 / 2 LP + Cassette - $50

Cassette Front Cover SM.jpg

On September 6th, 1993, I felt a stranger’s presence flow through me.

“The end of material civilization is near. Man will soon transcend the physical realm.

But when this day comes, many souls will be lost forever,” she announced and then swiftly disappeared. She has since visited me occasionally, and with her help I’ve witnessed stars align to form a cross, and a golden country filled with waves of tremendous rapture. She says I have a divine duty to impart through my music a sense of the waves of delight I have experienced, even if I can only reach one other person.

- Shizuka, 7/23/94


Few artists have left behind a legacy as enigmatic and captivating as Shizuka Miura. Amidst the Tokyo underground, she was a spectral figure, creating ghostly, childlike dolls and writing haunting, other-worldly songs. She formed Shizuka in 1992 with Maki Miura, known for his staggering guitar work in legendary groups Fushitsusha and Les Rallizes Dénudés. Their music bloomed with a fragile, yet explosive mystical power; an atmospheric alchemy of psychedelic rock, folk and noise with Shizuka’s ethereal vocals invoking loneliness, yearning and dark providence. Since her passing in 2010, the group has steadily gathered a cult following. 


Black Editions presents Shizuka's sole studio album, 1994’s Heavenly Persona, a monumental, transcendent work originally issued by P.S.F. Japan on CD in 1994; Now newly remastered and in its first ever vinyl edition on double LP with a laser etched fourth side. Presented in a deluxe tip-on tri-fold jacket with ink pigment foil stamping, gloss film laminate finish and printed inner sleeves and mounted booklet. It includes her extensive, heart wrenching final interview, translated for the first time to English alongside high-resolution archival images.

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