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Obituary Masakatsu Yanagisawa (1963-2021)
Masakatsu Yanagisawa, chairman, CEO of Pearl Musical Instruments Co., Ltd. passed away on March 29 at the age of 58.
As the 4th generation of Yanagisawa family, he headed the company founded by Katsumi Yanagisawa in 1952 until recently. He dedicated providing musicians with top quality Pearl percussion instruments and flutes. During his tenure, he much contributed to expand the domestic and international markets.
Pearl also distributes imported products including Sabian cymbals and gongs, Remo drum heads, Adams percussion instruments, Vic Firth sticks and mallets.