Dorothy Britton

Anglo-American writer, poet, composer, musician, Dorothy Britton was born in Japan and educated in Britain and the USA. A pupil of Darius Milhaud, known for her popular Capitol Records album Japanese Sketches, hailed as a highly successful ‘translation of the koto/samisen aesthetic into occidental terms’. Capitol also commissioned a musical. Also known for her translation of Tetsuko Kuroyanagi’s best-seller Totto-chan, the Little Girl at the Window, and short stories by Ryonosuke Akutagawa.