Akira Ifukube
Date of Birth
Jan 01, 1914
Birth Place:
Hokkaido, Japan


Perhaps best known in the West for scoring Gojira (1954), Godzilla vs. Mothra (1964), and Terror of Mechagodzilla (1978), Akira Ifukube is one of the most-respected and most-beloved classical composers in Japan. Born in a small village in the northern island of Hokkaido in 1914, Ifukube was exposed to Ainu culture -- Japan's equivalent to Native Americans -- at a young age. By his own admission,...