Yūji Koseki

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Yūji Koseki
Background information
Birth nameYūji Koseki
Born(1909-08-11)August 11, 1909
OriginFukushima City, Fukushima Prefecture, Japan
DiedAugust 18, 1989(1989-08-18) (aged 80)
GenresRyūkōka, gunka, march, fight song, film score
Years active1930–1989

Yūji Koseki (古関 裕而, Koseki Yūji, August 11, 1909 – August 18, 1989) was a Japanese ryūkōka, gunka, march, fight song and film score composer. His real name was also Yūji Koseki, but its kanji was 古關 勇治.

Koseki entered Nippon Columbia in 1930. He composed Hanshin Tigers' song "Rokko Oroshi" in 1936. His famous military song titled "Roei no Uta" (露営の歌, lit. "The Song of The Camp") was released in 1937. Famous songs composed by him included "The Bells of Nagasaki" and "Mothra's song".[1] Ichiro Fujiyama sang "The Bells of Nagasaki" in 1949. "Mothra's song", sung by The Peanuts, was used in the 1961 movie Mothra.[2] "Olympic March" in 1964. He also arranged "Olympic Hymn" for Orchestra.


Music for films:

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  1. ^ 古関裕而歌曲集/長崎の鐘~新しき朝の (in Japanese). Amazon.co.jp. Retrieved 2009-04-12.
  2. ^ 決定版 モスラ~モスラ・ソング・ザ・ベスト~ (in Japanese). Bunkyodo. Retrieved 2009-04-12.

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