High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Yakov Tikhai, who was recommended by his brother, Romanian Archimandrite Anatoly (Tikhai), to then Archimandrite Nicholas of Japan, became Fr. NIcholas' principal arranger of Russian liturgical music to Japanese translations during the early decades of the Japanese mission. WIth Dmitri Lvovsky, he established a liturgical music school in Tokyo on the grounds of the Japanese mission to educated Japanese Christians in the new forms of music and to teach Japanese choir leaders for the new parishes. YAkov Tikhai came from romanian village of T r s u i, Hotin district in northen Moldova (Bessarabia), and arrived to Japan in 1874 to assist his brother the Archimandrite Anatoly at his assignment to the parish in Hakodate, Japan. FR. ANatoly had succeeded Fr. NIcholas in the Hakodate parish when Fr. NIcholas transferred his mission headquarters to Tokyo. LAter, Yakov was invited by Fr. NIcholas to serve as choirmaster at Suragadai Kanda.