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Tomiko Hattori

2016 is the 70th anniversary of the birth of Sazae-san, a comic strip written and illustrated by Machiko Hasegawa. This recording of the song “Sazae-san” was sung by Tomiko Hattori, who was a member of the Takarazuka Girls Revue Company. The lyrics were written by Suiho Tagawa, who taught Machiko Hasegawa how to draw comic strips, and the music was composed by Kenji Hasegawa. Rekion also contains "Sazae-san Ondo" (Available for listening at the NDL and other participating libraries), which is by a different lyricist and composer, and in which the names of other characters, like Katsuo, Wakame, and Tara-chan, can be heard.



Introductory Guide to Japanese Historical Recordings: "Listening" Drama is now available in English.


The University of Hawaii at Manoa Library has joined the Rekion partner libraries since May 10th, 2016.


The National Library of France (Bibliothèque nationale de France) has joined the Rekion partner libraries since January 1st, 2016.


Approximately 300 sound recordings (→List[XLSX]) are newly available online.
See also National Diet Library News