After 100 years, rare songs from Asakusa Opera given a new lease of life with the latest technology. Asakusa Opera combined elements of musical theatre, US musicals, opera, comedy into a kind of variety, vaudeville show. Asakusa was the major entertainment district of Tokyo, and these are some of the songs poplular during it's heyday in the Taisho period (1912-1926) Tracks by the greatest singers such as Rikizo Taya, Yoshie Fujiwara, Sadaichi Nimura and Ruby Takai who hugely influenced entertainment in Asakusa from Taisho to the Showa period.
1. Opera Female Army / Tokyo Opera House 2. Kyoto Opera Female Army / Chihime Shiobara, Sadao Kashiwabara 3. It's a Long Way to Tipperary / Sanjo Itoko 4. I'm on My Way to Dublin Bay / Sanjo Itoko 5. Opera La Mascot / Kikuyo Amano, Yuko Kimura 6. Opera Bells / Amano Kikuyo piano: Takeuchi Heikichi violin, Watanabe Kichinosuke 7.Contemporary Satire/ Tachiko Adachi, Toshio Miura 8. Dokusho Tabi no Yume / Takai Ruby 9. Bell Opera of Cornelius / Shinta Kimita, Shimizu Shizuko Inoue Kikuko Otani Koichi 10. Dokusho Koi wa Yasashi / Ando Fumiko 11. Shoka Watakushiha wa Kotori / Negishi uta Gekidan Sagara Aiko 12. Tenor solo / Miyo Otsuga Hachiro 13. Dokusho Arukantara / Sawada Yukichi 14. Hula Diabolo / Toyama Eijiro (Fujiwara Yoshie) 15. Solo Opera / Hara Motoko, Yukichi Sawada 16. Singing Butterfly / Otsuka Hachiro 17. Scotland / Rikizo Taya 18. Carmen, Don Hose / Takarazuka Song Troupe 19. Daughter of the Opera / Otsuka Hachiro 20. Koi Kori and Rice Okashi / Nimura Seiichi, Yuriko Iwama 21. Funa Uta / Rikizo Taya