Doji Morita

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Doji Morita
森田童子
Birth name 森田童子 (Morita, Doji)
Born January 15, 1953
Origin Tōkyō, Japan
Died April 24, 2018 (Aged 65)
Genres Psychedelic folk
Occupation(s) Singer, songwriter, musician
Instruments Cello, Guitar
Years active 1975–1983
Labels Polydor, Atlantic

Doji Morita (森田童子, Morita Dōji, January 15, 1953 - April 24, 2018) was a Japanese singer-songwriter, from Tokyo.

Background[edit]

She was 20 years old when a friend's death inspired her first album. All of her albums keep to tragic or morbid themes. She ended her career as musician in 1983, after giving a final concert in Tokyo. During her career as a musician she was exceptionally secretive, she wore a curly-haired wig and sunglasses in order to hide her face.

In the 1993 TV drama Kou Kou Kyoushi (a.k.a. High School Teacher) as well as in the 2003 TV drama Kou Kou Kyoushi 2003 (a.k.a. High School Teacher 2003), the song Bokutachi no Shippai from the second album Mother Sky was used as theme song. As a result, the greatest hits album Bokutachi No Shippai was released.

Death[edit]

Doji Morita died of heart failure on April 24, 2018 at the age of 65.[1][2]

Discography[edit]

  • Good Bye グットバイ (1975)
  1. 早春にて (In early spring)
  2. 君は変わっちゃったネ (You are changed)
  3. まぶしい夏 (Dazzling summer)
  4. 雨のクロール (Rainy Crawl swimming)
  5. 地平線 (Horizon)
  6. センチメンタル通り (Sentimental Street)
  7. 淋しい雲 (Lonely Clouds)
  8. たんごの節句 (Tango no sekku The Boys' Festival)
  9. 驟雨(にわかあめ)(A Shower)
  10. さよならぼくのともだち (Good Bye My Friend)
  • Mother Sky マザー・スカイ=きみは悲しみの青い空をひとりで飛べるか= (1976)
  1. ぼくたちの失敗 (Our mistake)
  2. ぼくと観光バスに乗ってみませんか (Let's take sightseeing bus with me)
  3. 伝書鳩 (A Carrier Pigeon)
  4. 逆光線 (Back Light)
  5. ピラビタール (Pirabital Mesmerism medicinel)
  6. 海を見たいと思った (I thought I wanna see a sea)
  7. 男のくせに泣いてくれた (He weeped for me)
  8. ニューヨークからの手紙 (Letter from NY)
  9. 春爛漫 (Best Spring)
  10. 今日は奇蹟の朝です (Today is the Miracle Morning)
  • A Boy ア・ボーイ (1977)
  1. 蒼き夜は(Blue Night)
  2. 君と淋しい風になる (I become a lonely wind with you)
  3. ふるえているネ (You're Trembling)
  4. ぼくを見かけませんでしたか (Didn't you see me?)
  5. セルロイドの少女 (The girl of celluloid)
  6. 淋しい素描 (A lonely rough sketch)
  7. ぼくが君の思い出になってあげよう (I will become your memory)
  8. G線上にひとり (In G Line)
  9. 終曲のために第3番 「友への手紙」 (No. 3 for Finale ' Letter for my friend')
  • Live in St. Mary's Cathedral, Tokyo 東京カテドラル聖マリア大聖堂録音盤 (1978)
  • The Last Waltz ラスト・ワルツ (1980)
  1. 赤いダウンパーカーぼくのともだち (My Friend in the Red Down Parka)
  2. 菜の花あかり(Rape Blossoms's Light)
  3. 海が死んでもいいョって鳴いている (The Sea Say I May Die)
  4. グリーン大佐答えて下さい (Please Answer, Colonel Green)
  5. みんな夢でありました (It Was All A Dream)
  6. きれいに咲いた (It Blossomed Beautifully)
  7. たとえばぼくが死んだら (If I Should Die)
  8. ラスト・ワルツ (Last waltz)
  • Nocturne 夜想曲(やそうきょく) (1982)
  1. 蒸留反応
  2. 淋しい猫 (Lonely Cat)
  3. ぼくは16角形
  4. 麗子像 (Image of a Fawn)
  5. サナトリウム (Sanatorium)
  6. 船がくるぞ (The Ship Is Coming)
  7. 孤立無援の唄
  8. 哀悼夜曲
  9. ラスト・ワルツ/『ラスト・ワルツ』(1980年、5th)収録の同一曲とバックのトラックは一緒で、ヴォーカルが再録音。 (Last Waltz)
  • Wolf Boy 狼少年 (1983)
  1. 愛情練習(ロシアン・ルーレット) (Practise of love 'Russian Roulette')
  2. ぼくを見つけてくれないかなァ (Can't you find me?)
  3. ぼくは流星になる (I become a shooting star)
  4. 151680時間の夢 (The dream of 151680 hours)
  5. 球根栽培の唄(ときわ荘にて録音)(Song Of Bulb Cultivation)
  6. ぼくのせいですか (Is it my cause?)
  7. 憂鬱デス (I am Melancholy)
  8. 狼少年・ウルフボーイ (Wolf Boy)

Other[edit]

  • Bokutachi No Shippai - Morita Doji Best Collection (1993)
  • Bokutachi No Shippai - Morita Doji Best Collection (2003)

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