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Memorial Gathering for Mototsugu Shimamura, Shimamura Music Founder
Shimamura Music, the largest music store chain in Japan held a memorial gathering for Mototsugu Shimamura, founder of the company on March 9 at Tower Hall Funabori, Edogawa-ku, Tokyo. Stepped down to chairman in 2013, he passed away in December 2020.
Born in Tokyo in 1933, Shimamura launched a music teaching studio in 1962, and later Shimamura Music with acoustic pianos and Yamaha Electones as major lines to supply the studio students in 1969.
Under the philosophy of “Promote pleasure of music making and lifestyle associated with music, and increase as many as possible music makers”, he raised his business to the largest music chain with 174 retail outlets throughout Japan.
He kept his policy, “Sell fantastic experience before selling products. Sell expertise and personality of sales staff before selling fantastic experience” all through life.
A host of industry leaders offered flowers and remembered him of his efforts and accomplishment in promotion of music making.