Osamu Shimizu Edit Profile
He graduated from French Language Course of Osaka Foreign Language School and Nonregular Course of Tokyo Academy of Music.
Osamu Shimizu served successively as chief editor of Ongaku-no-Tomo (Friends of Music) and Nippon Sogaku (Original Music) magazines and later established Japan Religious Music Association to foster Buddhist music (1947).
Twice he won Education Minister's Prize at Education Ministry's Arts Festival for his thesis "Four Movements From An Indian Theme" and for his opera, "Tale of Shuzenji" (1951 and 1954).
He also composed Rennyo (a theme based on a famed Buddhist priest) and "Peace," composed from Buddhist themes.