Chiyako Sato

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Chiyako Satō
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Background information
Birth name Chiyo Sato
Born (1897-03-13)March 13, 1897
Tendō, Yamagata Prefecture, Japan
Died December 13, 1968(1968-12-13) (aged 71)
Genres Ryūkōka
Occupation(s) Singer
Years active 1925–1930

Chiyako Sato (佐藤 千夜子, Satō Chiyako, March 13, 1897 – December 13, 1968) was a Japanese female ryūkōka singer. She was born as Chiyo Sato in Tendō, Yamagata Prefecture.

In 1925, Sato made her debut with the song "Aoi Susuki". She met Shinpei Nakayama, who composed her 1928 song "Habu no Minato". It sold 100,000 copies. Her song "Tokyo March" (東京行進曲, Tōkyō Kōshinkyoku) was used as a tie-in song for the 1929 movie Tokyo March. The song "Tokyo March" sold 250,000 copies.[1]

In 1930, she went to Italy, hoping to start a career there, but she was not a success. When she returned to Japan in 1934, there was no longer any place for her in the music industry. She died in 1968.


  1. ^ "Story of Good Songs of Tokyo" (in Japanese). Nippon Cultural Broadcasting. October 2007. Retrieved 2009-02-19.