Inspired by the beautiful Okajyo Castle, Rentaro
Taki wrote the wonderful song
entitled -Moon Over Okajyo Castle- . This 80
year old song has subsequently become a
representative song of all Japan. Rentaro Taki
was born in Minato-ku (formerly
Shiba-ku),Tokyo. After moving to Toyama-prefecture
and other places, he settled in
Ichiban-cho, Chiyoda-ku and graduated from Kojimachi
Primary school. Then, he went to
Oita-prefecture, and entered Tokyo Music School.
Upon entering school, he frequently moved
many times around Hirakawa-cho or Bancho. The
very popular song "Kojo-no-tsuki"
composed at his home in Ichiban-cho.
While in Austin, Dr.
Shigenori Kuga had an idea for my daughter who is an opera singer,
to try this song, so he had his wife Fax the
music. My daughter learned the song admirably, and only later,
I painfully read through the music, finally producing the midi file you
can download here. This is a very beautiful,
sensitive, and haunting melody. I am sure you will keep repeating it to
yourself once you hear it!
"Haru koro no hana no en
Meguru sakazuki kage sashite
Chiyo no matsugae wake ideshi
Mukashi no hikari ima izuko"
"Kojo-no-tsuki" Will Play
(R. Malcolm Brown, Jr. Playing
Return to RMB MIDI Page- Click HERE