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    Exhibition of Hirosaki-born composer Shunsuke Kikuchi's belongings, including handwritten sheet music for "Doraemon's Song"

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    A corner displaying the belongings of Hirosaki-born composer Shunsuke Kikuchi was set up on December 1st at the Hirosaki City Tourist Center (Shimoshirogane-cho, Hirosaki City).

    Kikuchi is known for composing theme songs, insert songs, and BGM for films such as ``Doraemon,'' ``Kamen Rider,'' and ``Abarenbo Shogun.'' He passed away in April 2021 at the age of 89, and his grave is at Seiganji Temple (Shinmachi).

    The belongings on display will include his favorite piano used for composing, the award plaque he received, and the handwritten sheet music for ``Doraemon's Song.''

    There are two exhibition locations: next to the tourist information counter and near the entrance to the former restaurant Otemon. The ``Hirosaki Legend Passing Down Society,'' which manages the artifacts, was looking for a place to install it, and the Hirosaki City Tourism and Convention Association, which manages and operates the tourist center, came forward.

    Ken Sasaki, president of the association, who has known Kikuchi for more than 20 years, said, ``I'm glad that we were able to create a place where Kikuchi's achievements can be easily seen.Next year, we will hold a concert in Tokyo with the theme of Kikuchi. Mr. Kikuchi's music will be performed as part of the marching song for the Aomori National Athletic Meet to be held in 2026.I want many people to know about Mr. Kikuchi."

    Opening hours are 9:00 to 18:00.

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