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Senow 1038 Yamada Gakfu, Oki-no-kamone ni

Japanese Color and Offset Lithograph

Sheet Music for "Oki-no-kamone ni"

cover by Takehisa Yumeji, 1926

IHL Cat. #564

About This Print

This song sheet, Senow No. 1038, was issued in 1926 by the music publisher Senow Ongaku Shuppansha.  The artist Takehisa Yumeji (1884-1934) designed around 280-300 covers for Senow, this one being for the song Oki-no-kamone ni by the composer and conductor Yamada Kōsaku1 山田 耕筰 (1886-1965.)  This particular grahic design was used on a number of different Senow song sheet covers in the series "Yamada Gakfu."

1 His name is sometimes seen in its westernized version of Kósçak Yamada.

Senoo (Senow) Kōjirō

Senoo Kōjirō 妹尾幸次郎 (1891-1961), also known as Senoo Kōyō 妹尾幸陽, the head of Senow Ongaku Shuppansha, was a publisher of musical scores and also a performance manager for many Western artists performing in Japan. He was the President of Yogaku Kensei Sha (The Association for the Study of Occidental Music), which he established in 1919. The Society had a membership 1,200 in the 1930s. Its purpose was to study and spread Occidental music.1

1 The Japan Year Book Volume 1, Foreign Affairs Association of Japan, 1933, p. 1367.

Song Sheet Contents

verso of p.1 of music and lyrics

  verso of p.2 of music and lyrics

Back cover
Inside back cover

Print Details

 IHL Catalog #564
 Title/Description "Oki-no-kamone ni" 沖の鷗(鴎)に by Yamada Kōsaku 山田 耕筰 (Song sheet No. 1038)
 Series n/a
 Takehisa Yumeji (1884-1934)
 Seal not sealed
 Publication Date originally July 1926 (also carries a later date of August 1928 - see "verso p. 2 of music and lyrics" above)
 Publisher  Senow Ongaku Shuppansha (Kojiro Senow) ("Senow" also seen spelled as "Senoo" and "Senoh")
 Impression excellent
 Colors excellent
 Condition good - minor toning; cover inscribed in ink "To dear Betty from Yoshiko Miyakawa Tokyo 1932"
 Genre graphic design for musical score
 H x W Paper 12 1/4 x 9 in. (31.1 x 22.9 cm)
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