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Tsuyoshi Inukai

Ayako Ogino

This is an audio recording by Ayako Ogino (1898-1944), a soprano who studied in Paris in the mid-1920s and early 1930s. After returning to Japan, she became a leading singer of French songs. She was also the first to introduce modern Japanese songs to France, performing together with French orchestras during her stay in Paris. Paying close attention to the lyrics of the songs she sang, she was also blessed with literary talent. She was a close friend of Sumako Fukao, the poetess.



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