A monument inscribed with “Shima no Blues” lyrics.


The site has two monuments: one to honor Masanobu Tokuchi, a composer of a number of national popular songs including "Shanghai Gaeri no RIRU" and "Otomi-san," and another with the inscribed lyrics of "Shima no Blues" (composed by Tokuchi, sang by Akemi Misawa). The song is a favorite among the people on Amami Oshima. Visitors can listen to the song by pressing the red button at the monument.

Spot Information

【Adress】Tatsugo, Tatsugo, Oshima, Kagoshima, Japan

【Phone Number】+81 (0)997-69-4523 (Commerce, Industry, and Fishery Division, Tatsugo Town)

【Transportation】Approx. 27 minute drive from Amami Airport.