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Obituary Seiichi Utsunomiya
Seiichi Utsunomiya, former president of Japan Piano Technicians Association (JPTA) passed away on January 8 at the age of 94.
Utsunomiya contributed to set up JPTA, and served the chairman of the organization for 5 years from 1982. He also served as chairman of International Association of Piano Builders and Technicians (IAPBT) from 1987 to 1990.
In recognition of decades of dedication to the society of piano technicians, Utsunomiya received Medal with Blue Ribbon in 1992.
His book titled ‘A Guide for Selection and Maintenance of Home Piano’ describing details of piano from its history to tonal characteristics well advocates the need of maintenance and expresses his passion for piano.