This collection came with sleeves on many of the records.
CLICK HERE to see the sleeves.
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Sure would like to know what this says.
I found this in a box of Japanese 78 rpm records.
Don't know for sure, but I'm inclined to think it was hand written.
Anyone read Japanese?

Below are some Japanese record inserts. These were inserted with Japanese
78 rpm records and describe what is on the record.
Now, if I could only read Japanese...


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CRANE 280-A

CRANE 280-B

GODO 1262-A

GODO 1262-B

GODO 2145-A

GODO 2145-B

IMPERIAL PHONOGRAPH 4838

IMPERIAL PHONOGRAPH 4887

IMPERIAL PHONOGRAPH 5214-1

IMPERIAL PHONOGRAPH 5214-2

NIPPONOPHONE 15017-A

NIPPONOPHONE 15017-B

NIPPONOPHONE 15018-A

NIPPONOPHONE 15018-B

NIPPONOPHONE 15132-A

NIPPONOPHONE 15132-B

NIPPONOPHONE 15133-A

NIPPONOPHONE 15133-B

NIPPONOPHONE 15214-A

NIPPONOPHONE 15214-B

NIPPONOPHONE 15215-A

NIPPONOPHONE 15215-B

NIPPONOPHONE 15216-A

NIPPONOPHONE 15216-B

NIPPONOPHONE 15246-A

NIPPONOPHONE 15246-B

NIPPONOPHONE 15256-A

NIPPONOPHONE 15256-B

NIPPONOPHONE 15257-A

NIPPONOPHONE 15257-B

NIPPONOPHONE 15258-A

NIPPONOPHONE 15258-B

NIPPONOPHONE 1530

NIPPONOPHONE 1531

NIPPONOPHONE 1532

NIPPONOPHONE 15404-A

NIPPONOPHONE 15404-B

NIPPONOPHONE 15405-A

NIPPONOPHONE 15405-B

NIPPONOPHONE 15455-A

NIPPONOPHONE 15455-B

NIPPONOPHONE 15767-A

NIPPONOPHONE 15767-B

NIPPONOPHONE 15768-A

NIPPONOPHONE 15768-B

NIPPONOPHONE 16267-A

NIPPONOPHONE 16267-B

NIPPONOPHONE 16268-A

NIPPONOPHONE 16268-B

NIPPONOPHONE 16272-A

NIPPONOPHONE 16272-B

NIPPONOPHONE 16273-A

NIPPONOPHONE 16273-B

NIPPONOPHONE 16279-A

NIPPONOPHONE 16279-B

NIPPONOPHONE 16282-A

NIPPONOPHONE 16282-B

NIPPONOPHONE 16729-A

NIPPONOPHONE 16729-B

NIPPONOPHONE 16750-A

NIPPONOPHONE 16750-B

NIPPONOPHONE 1677

NIPPONOPHONE 1971

NIPPONOPHONE 1972

NIPPONOPHONE 3264

NIPPONOPHONE 3265

NIPPONOPHONE 3461

NIPPONOPHONE 3462

NIPPONOPHONE 5824

NIPPONOPHONE 5825

NIPPONOPHONE 5826

NIPPONOPHONE 5827

NIPPONOPHONE 5828

NIPPONOPHONE 5829

NIPPONOPHONE 65

NIPPONOPHONE 66

NIPPONOPHONE 8523-2637

NIPPONOPHONE 8523-2638

NITTO RECORD 1026-A

NITTO RECORD 1026-B

NITTO RECORD 1078-A

NITTO RECORD 1078-B

NITTO RECORD 1079-A

NITTO RECORD 1079-B

NITTO RECORD 904-A

NITTO RECORD 904-B

ORIENT RECORD 2838-A

ORIENT RECORD 2838-B

ORIENT RECORD 3390-A

ORIENT RECORD 3390-B

ORIENT RECORD 3767-A

ORIENT RECORD 3767-B

ORIENT RECORD 3775-A

ORIENT RECORD 3775-B

SYMPHONY RECORD 27

SYMPHONY RECORD 28

TOKYO RECORD 1742

TOKYO RECORD 1743

VICTOR 50589-A

VICTOR 50589-B

VICTOR 50658-A

VICTOR 50658-B

VICTOR 50777-A

VICTOR 50777-B

VICTOR J-40001-E-2651

VICTOR J-40001-E-2652

VICTOR J-40002-E-2653

VICTOR J-40002-E-2654

VICTOR J-40003-E-2655

VICTOR J-40003-E-2656

VICTOR J-40004-E-2657

VICTOR J-40004-E-2658

VICTROLA 4131-A

VICTROLA 4131-B

VICTROLA 4133-A

VICTROLA 4133-B
Below are images of a small collection of vintage pre-1930 Japanese 78 rpm records.

Thanks to David Hopkins, an avid collector of vintage Japanese recordings, for providing the label translations and descriptions below. Very much appreciated!!

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ASAHI label number 312 featuring "Sakanaya Honda" pts 1-2 (not complete) of a naniwabushi narrative song, performed by Kyoyama Hanachiyo, who was a rare female performer of this genre. Probably 1924.

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TSURU label number 805 (subsidiary of Asahi) "Yotsuya Kaidan (sometimes Kwaidan)" also a naniwabushi narrative song. Japan's most famous ghost story, also incomplete here, only pts 1-2. Performed by Naniwatei Ayataro. ~1924

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NIPPONOPHONE label number 1535/1536 featuring "Sansho Hanshichi", a Gidayu narrative of a complete scene from a longer work, sung by Toyotake Rosho. She was very popular and this is probably a reissue. mid 1920s

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NIPPONOPHONE label number 2703/2704 featuring "Nichiren Ki", a biographical narrative song about the founder of the Nichiren Buddhist Sect, pts 3-4 only. Sung by Tochukan Kumoemon, the most famous of all naniwabushi singers. (Reissue)

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30 Nitto NITTO label number 30 featuring "Asagao", a complete scene in two parts from a play, performed again by gidayu singer Toyotake Rosho. (Reissue)

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177 Nitto NITTO label number 177 featuring "Oharabushi sawagi", 2 pts complete, performed by Ohara Manryu Ichiza. Sounds like a theatrical company name.

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NITTO label number 346 featuring "Sendai Hagi" a joruri narration pts 1-2 not complete by Takemoto Jitodayu (?)

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NITTO label number 613 featuring "Akagaki Genzo", a chikuzen biwa narration of a heroic story, performed by someone named Toyota (I can't read the given name) it's probably complete over 4 parts

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NITTO label number 614 featuring "Akagaki Genzo", a chikuzen biwa narration of a heroic story, performed by someone named Toyota (I can't read the given name) it's probably complete over 4 parts

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NITTO label number 1466 featuring another naniwabushi, "Fuwa Shikiemon (?)" performed by Tochukan Myoun, a disciple of Kumoemon listed above. Complete in 2 parts

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Purple NITTO label number 1901 featuring "Egypt no Yu" on the A side. This is a genre called shoseibushi, the songs are often topical, sometimes political, usually very simple arrangements (sometimes only voice and violin.) Performer is Saito Issei. B-side is "Kokyo no Uta"

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Purple NITTO label number 2349 featuring two geisha kouta sung by Yamamura Toyoko, one of the most popular of the early geisha to record. Songs are "Fukagawa Kuzushi" and "Yanagi Bushi." Maybe a reissue. The two purple Nitto are probably from around 1925.

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2332 Starkton I think Starkton had a relationship with Lyrophon of Germany. This is probably older, maybe late 1910s. Shakuhachi with singing. Out of focus so I can't read the performer's name.

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2997 Tokyo records I can't read much here either, but these are pts 3-4 of a gidayu narration. Probably late 1910s.

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2999 Tokyo records I can't read much here either, but these are pts 7-8 of a gidayu narration. Probably late 1910s.


I found a neat collection of old Japanese 78 rpm records. They are shown below. Click on the label images to see an enlargement. A few of the titles are linked to MP3 files, too. My Japanese is terrible, so with the exception of a few that have been translated by helpful friends, most are simply labeled with the label number.

The songs for the labels below are at the bottom of this page.
Enjoy!

EMAIL ME about a CD.

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Kinkajuji
Ki no Kuni
Click the song titles to hear the recordings.

Koi no Uta
Marie
sung by AMANO Kikuyo, released May of 1929
with a definite Hawaiian influence

Blue Vinyl
Blue Vinyl

Blue Vinyl
Blue Vinyl

Blue Vinyl
Blue Vinyl

Blue Vinyl
Blue Vinyl

41489-F-74881
41489-F-74882

41974-79036
41974-79037
Mostly male-female monologue, comedy I think.














Same labels, different colors.

Black Label

Black Label

A146-1209818
Red Label

Red Label





Natsukashi No Bolero
Sung by: Fujiyama Ichirou
(western writing: Ichirou Fujiyama)
Released: September 1939

Nagasaki No O Chou-san
Sung by: Watanabe Hamako
(western writing: Hamako Watanabe)
Released: September 1939



(Swing)
Hey hey Boogie
Sung by: Kasagi Shizuko
(western writing: Shizuko Kasagi)
Released: April 1948
A391-2210306
Koi No Touge Michi
Sung by: Kasagi Shizuko
(western writing: Shizuko Kasagi)
Released: April 1948





122-6386
122-6422








Included with this record was a sheet showing the words and I think the accompanying dance moves -
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This is a children's record. Has very interesting label art, too. Note that the ant and cart drawings are not duplicates of each other, but have each been hand drawn seperately.








Title: Akagi no Komoriuta  赤城の子守唄 Singer: Taro Shoji 東海林 太郎 Released: 1934-01









































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KING RECORD 150-6453
Title: Heiwa Ondo ヘイワ・オンド
Singers: Isao Hayashi, Haruo Oka, Taro Toku and Yoshiko Miyako 林伊佐緒・岡晴夫・徳太郎・都能子
Released: 1946-07
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 KING RECORD 150-6454
Title: Aozara Ondo アヲゾラ・オンド
Singers: Shinobu Miyagi and Hachiro Nitta 宮城しのぶ・新田八郎
Released: 1946-07
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KINGRECORD 152-6469
Title: Ai no Raiu 愛の雷雨
Singers: Koji Shimamura and Yoshiko Miyako 島村弘治・都能子
Released: 1946-08
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KINGRECORD 152-6470
Title: Namida no Yakyoku 涙の夜曲
Singer: Sayoko Iguchi 井口小夜子
Released: 1946-08
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KING RECORD 163-6491
Title: Nageki no Komado 嘆きの小窓
Singer: Shinobu Miyagi 宮城しのぶ
Released: 1946-10
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KING RECORD 163-6508
Title: Haha no Uta 母の歌
Singer: Koichi Shima 志磨 光一
Released: 1946-10
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KING RECORD 210-6606
Title: Sakura Ondo  さくら音頭
Singers: Haruo Oka and Junko Mikado 岡 晴夫、三門 順子
Released: 1947-04
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KING RECORD 210-6607
Title: Sakura Swing さくらスイング
Singers: Nobuyoshi Konishi and Yoshiko Miyako 小西 信義・都 能子
Released: 1947-04
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KING RECORD 223-6397
Title: Sorede Iinoyo  それでいいのよ
Singer: Junko Mikado 三門 順子
Released: 1947-06
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KING RECORD 223-6573
Title: Minato-ni Akai Hi-ga Tomoru 港に赤い灯がともる
Singer: Haruo Oka 岡 晴夫
Released: 1947-06
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Title: Akagi no Komoriuta  赤城の子守唄 Singer: Taro Shoji 東海林 太郎 Released: 1934-01
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Title: Akagi no Uta 赤城の唄 Singer: Kiyozo Shinbashi 新橋 喜代三 Released: 1934-01
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