Sunday, May 23, 2010

Minoruphone (1967)

My mother was born and raised on the tiny island of ChiChi Jima, far off the coast of Japan. In 1967, after graduating from an American high school on Guam, she visited mainland Japan for the first time. She picked up some 45s in Tokyo, and I rescued them from her several years ago. This is the first of four labels I'll be posting from her collection of Japanese 45s. I love the silver/red color combo and the graceful layout (especially the way it incorporates five-line staves).


  1. Wow, I'm really really excited to see all of these Japanese labels you turned up from your mom's collection, Kent!

  2. Here's a recording of this one's A-side: