The first jazz critic in Japan ”野川香文”

November 21.2015

Nogawa teacher was born in 1900 in Shimane Prefecture.

He graduated from Waseda University Faculty of Architecture .

He was the first jazz critic in Japan. He was also the lyricist of the famous hit of the pre-war “Rain of blues”.

Composer of this song wasthe “Ryoichi Hattori” who was called Ellington of Japan.He died in 1957.

In my blog I would like to introduce the results of teacher Nogawa.

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