Teichiku 1

Teichiku (Japan) / c. 1948

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Design: A cool, uncluttered arrangement, refreshingly free of lines and panels, and featuring a pretty girl with traditional coiffure and costume (perhaps the performer).

History: The Teikoku Gramophone Co. of Nara, Japan was founded in 1935, and apparently went through a corporate name change to Teichiku. Thanks to collector Jovan Kovacevic of Serbia for the following updated info: "The name of the lady pictured, a geisha singer, is Michiyakko."

Design variations of this label in this decade (click on image to view page):

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