'Fushizukuri Education' is known as a great music education in Japan after the war. It was practiced in Furukawa Elementary School in Gifu Prefecture from the late 1960's to the early 1970's. This education was continued more than 10 years and was highly appreciated nationwide. Behind these brilliant successes, there were mainly two reasons. The one is the introduction of the educational philosophy by the principal, Ichiro Nakaya and the other is a great deal of effort of all teachers at the school including the chief music teacher Toshihiro Yamasaki.
This study examined book and study reports which were written by Yamasaki. The concept of 'Fushizukuri Education' in Furukawa Elementary School was that all teachers are responsible to raise all children. The aim of this education was not only to teach music, but also to form the personal character through voluntary music activities. The characteristics of its teaching method are as follows: Basic musical abilities can be naturally developed by using double teaching methods ('Fushizukuri Education' curriculum and course materials study); Motivation for learning can be increased through the creative activity of 'Fushizukuri'; Aim to enhance personal character formation through 'Fushizukuri' activity as a group activity; Various musical signals are used in the music lessons; Information about music can be acquired by listening to music and imitating to sing songs and play instruments as teacher and/or children do; and creative activities can be seen as a result of all these effects.