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61st String Instruments Fair: Overseas Exhibitors Increases 27%
Japan String Instrument Makers Association held 61st String Instruments Fair from Nov. 2 through 4 at Tokyo Science Museum.
A total of 3,258 visitors filled the exhibit floor looking for hand-made violins, guitars and bows by the luthier members of the association and imported models as well as related accessories and printed music.
The 61st session welcomed 28 exhibitors from Europe, China, Taiwan and India, a 27% increase from the previous year. Nobuhiro Sonoda, (photo top left)president of the association attributed it to growing recognition of the fair in the global string instruments society.
A host of musical entertainment programs and seminars also helped draw general music fans.