About Mandolin Music Library
Japan is one of the most popular countries in the world for mandolin music.
It was first introduced to Japan in the early 1900s by Kenpachi Hiruma, a lecturer at the Tokyo Conservatory of Music, and had its first era in the 1920s and 30s.
From the 1960s to the 1980s, it entered its second era of prosperity, and since then many groups have been active. However, those who were active at that time are now in their final days.
We often hear that no matter how important the materials are to us, they are just trash to their family members, and there are concerns about the loss of these materials.
We feel it is necessary to preserve these materials for future generations, but there is no such organization in place.
For this reason, We decided to establish a Mandolin Music Library.
Although it is called the Library, our goal is to have it serve as a "final home" for the materials we have collected over the years.
The materials to be collected include sheet music, sound sources (SP & LP records, cassette tapes, CDs, etc.), concert programs, and books about mandolin.
We would like to ask you to support this purpose and donate your materials.
We will also open the collected materials to the public and build a system that will allow many people to use them.
Your support would be greatly appreciated.
Director Yoshio Kimura