Shimpei Nakayama (A.k.a. Shinpei Nakayama | Mar. 22, 1887 ~ Dec. 30, 1952) is a Japanesesong writer . He is famous for writing many children's songs which has been deeply embedded in Japanese popular culture. A songwriter is someone who writes either the lyrics or the music for songs. ... Popular culture, or pop culture, is the vernacular (peoples) culture that prevails in any given society. ...
He is also famous for writing "東京音頭" as the promotional theme song of the TokyoOlympics. The theme music of a radio or television program is a melody closely associated with the show, and usually played during the title sequence and/or end credits. ... View of Tokyos Shibuya district Long a symbol of Tokyo, the Nijubashi Bridge at the Kokyo Imperial Palace. ... For months before the Olympic Games, runners relay the Olympic Flame from Olympia to the opening ceremony. ...
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A close friend, Hironichi Nakayama (a fencing instructor) offered the use of his dojo when it was not being used for his own classes, but it soon became apparent as the number of karate and fencing students increased, that the Karateka needed somewhere of their own.
To say that Nakayama played a pivotal role in the expansion of karate throughout the world would definitely be an understatement.
When Master Masatoshi Nakayama passed away in 1984 the JKA suffered another split which saw the Honbu dojo occupied by two different associations made up of previously united students, sometimes with both factions training at the same time at either end of the hall.
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