What is Rekion?
Rekion is a collection of historical audio recordings from the National Diet Library of Japan. It is a searchable streaming archive of over 50,000 sound recordings produced and released in Japan, including music, speeches, performing arts, etc. You can access it only from a computer station in the Wong Audiovisual Center on the 3rd floor of Sinclair Library. Recordings are not downloadable.
What is included?
Rakugo, traditional music and songs, Japanese instrumental music (such as a guitar, koto, shakuhachi, musical plays, Joruri, Naniwabushi, popular music, jazz), lectures, speeches, and more. The main sources are NHK, Japan Columbia Records, Victor Entertainment Company, Kings Recording, Teichiku Entertainment, Universal Music, EMI Music Japan, etc.