Teichiku Records

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The Kyocera Harajuku building in September 2011
Label from Michiyakko's 1950 recording of the Tankō Bushi

Teichiku Records is a Japanese record label, run by the Teichiku Entertainment company, that specialises in enka, kayōkyoku, and similar music. Teichiku is an abbreviation for Teikoku Chikuonki (帝国蓄音機, imperial records), the former name of the company. Teichiku Entertainment also runs the record labels Imperial Records, Takumi Note, and Union Records (ユニオンレコード, yunion rekōdo). It is a division of JVC Kenwood Holdings, Victor Entertainment's parent.

Offices of Teichiku Entertainment, Inc.[edit]

  • Head office - Kyocera Harajuku Building, 27-8, Jingumae Rokuchome, Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan
  • Osaka office - Sankyu Building, 2-14, Azuchimachi Sanchome, Chūō-ku, Osaka, Japan


  • February 11, 1934 - Teikoku Chikuonki Company (帝国蓄音機株式会社) was founded in Nara, Japan.
  • February 11, 1953 - Teikoku Chikuonki was renamed Teichiku, Inc. (テイチク株式会社)
  • 1999 - Tokyo head office moved from Aobadai, Meguroku to Jingumae, Shibuya and the company was renamed "Teichiku Entertainment, Inc. (株式会社テイチクエンタテインメント)".

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