The definitive “Frogs Croaking of Japan Archives” a compilation of the sounds of all 49 species of Japanese frogs in four albums, complete list and official playlist released. Listen now on all music subscription digital platforms!

The complete list and official playlist of the definitive “Frogs Croaking of Japan Archives (nature sounds)” by Hideo Ueda, which compiles the sounds of all 49 Japanese frog species (including subspecies) on four albums, are now available. The series is available now on all music subscription digital platforms!

List images of jacket images (cover art) of all four titles in the “Frogs Croaking of Japan Archives” series. Vol.1 (top left) Japanese Tree Frog (Hyla japonica), Vol.2 (top right) Wrinkled Frog (Glandirana rugosa), Vol.3 (bottom left) Otton Frog (Babin subaspera), Vol.4 (bottom right) Yaeyama Kajika Frog (Buergeria choui) (All photo by Hideo Ueda).

A list of all 49 frog species (including subspecies) in this series is now available. It is also useful for searching.

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The official playlist for “Frogs Croaking of Japan Archives (nature sounds)”, which includes a complete list of all 49 species (including subspecies) included in this series, is also now available.

[Series Summary]

A frog is one of the most representative amphibian creatures. The “Frogs Croaking of Japan Archives (Nature Sounds)” series is a definitive collection of the sounds of all 49 species (including subspecies) of Japanese frogs, complete on four albums .It consists of four albums, two each for the frogs living mainly in Hokkaido to Kyushu and the frogs living in Amami to Okinawa, one for the first part and the other for the second part. The recordings were made by Hideo Ueda, a nature recordist and pioneer of nature sound recordings and a leading field recording artist in Japan. This series is a very high quality sound recording by him. In Japan, the frog is considered a symbol of good luck and good fortune. This work allows you to easily enjoy such frog chorus at any time. It is a highly valuable work as a digital educational material, digital archive, etc. At the same time, as “healing nature sounds” that make you feel the seasons, it is ideal for relaxation, sound therapy, deep sleep, chill out, meditation, BGM for work or study, etc.

[A new species of frog recorded in the “Frogs Croaking of Japan Archives (Nature Sounds)” series]

  • Vol.1 Tr.6: Announced and described as a new species in 2023, the “Dwarf Tago’s Brown Frog” (Scientific Name: Rana kyoto).
  • Vol.2 Tr.4: Recognized as a new species in 2022, the “Proto Wrinkled Frog” (Scientific Name: Glandirana reliqula).

[Artist Profile]

Hideo Ueda: Born in Tama City, Tokyo, Japan in 1953. Nature recording artist. Founded and represented “Ueda Nature Sound” in 1990. Japan’s leading field recording expert and pioneer of natural sound recording. He continues to digitally record the sounds of wild birds, insects, frogs, mammals, and other creatures in general, as well as the sounds of natural scenery. There are more than 500 species. He also shoots video and photography, and has published numerous books and CDs. The vast sound library has provided materials for a wide variety of applications, including co-authored books, textbooks and teaching materials, and commercials. His works are actively disseminated on his official websiteYouTube, and SNS. He has released a wild bird sound albums “Bird Songs of Japan 100” (7 titles in the series) and a frog / toad sound albums “Frogs Croaking of Japan Archives” (4 titles in the series) on all digital platforms.


Press release: “Frogs Croaking of Japan Archives Vol.1 Hokkaido – Kyushu Part 1 (Nature Sounds)”

Press release: “Frogs Croaking of Japan Archives Vol.2 Hokkaido – Kyushu Part 2 (Nature Sounds)”

Press release: “Frogs Croaking of Japan Archives Vol.3 Amami – Okinawa Part 1 (Nature Sounds)”

Press release: “Frogs Croaking of Japan Archives Vol.4 Amami – Okinawa Part 2 (Nature Sounds)”


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