Exhibition Charts Music History Via Vinyl Lps

Exhibition charts music history via vinyl LPs

The Yomiuri ShimbunOSAKA — When producer Naoki Tachikawa read an article about 30 years ago predicting vinyl record production would cease in the future, he strongly believed the culture needed to be preserved. The article prompted him to donate 17,000 records from his collection to Kanazawa Institute of Technology (KIT) in Kanazawa.

Based on Tachikawa's donation, the institute founded the Popular Music Collection at its library in 1992. The number of items in the collection has since expanded to 240,000, thanks to donations from music critic Ichiro Fukuda (1925-2003) and many other enthusiasts around the nation.