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Muroto Cape Kochi Prefecture

Muroto Cape, Kochi Prefecture

This is a big hit song released in 1959. The singer is Peggy Hayama, who died in April this year. The original song was born in the 236th Infantry (whale unit) of the 40th Division of the Army, mostly men from Kochi. The "Yosakoi-bushi", a Kochi prefecture folk song, is incorporated in a part of this song. Other songs sung by Hayama are included in the Rekion, such as "Shimabara Chiho no Komoriuta" and "Sannin Shimai Manbo" with Izumi Ashikawa and Ruriko Asaoka. These are available for listening at the NDL and other participating libraries.



Introductory Guides to Japanese Historical Recordings: "78 rpm Records of Storytelling Performances" and "The Record in Politics and War" are now available in English.


Approximately 650 sound recordings (→List[XLSX]) are newly available online.
See also National Diet Library News