|Birth name Tokichi Setoguchi|
|Name Tokichi Setoguchi|
|Native name 瀬戸口藤吉 (Setoguchi Tokichi)|
Born June 28, 1868 Kagoshima Prefecture, Japan (1868-06-28)
Occupation(s) Composer, music educator, conductor, clarinetist
Died November 8, 1941, Azabu, Tokyo City, Tokyo, Japan
Tokichi Setoguchi (瀬戸口藤吉, Setoguchi Tōkichi, June 28, 1868 – November 8, 1941) was a Japanese composer, music educator, conductor and clarinetist.
Setoguchi was born on June 28, 1868, in Kagoshima Prefecture, Japan, in what is now the city of Tarumizu. In 1882, Setoguchi enlisted as a clarinetist in the military band of the Imperial Japanese Navy in Yokosuka. Later, he became an orchestra conductor. During a concert tour in 1907 through 16 European countries, he enjoyed great success, and became known as the Japanese Sousa. In 1910 he accompanied Prince Yoshihito on his journey to London for the coronation celebrations of King George V of the United Kingdom. He retired in 1917.
After his active service he was a professor of music at various universities and music conservatories.
He died on November 8, 1941, of a cerebral hemorrhage.
As a composer he wrote a number of songs and military marches. In addition, he reformed Japanese military music between World War I and World War II.