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December 28, 2015 04:25 PM

Hamamatsu Musical Instruments Makers Festival

Whole-27 musical instruments manufacturers, 5 music stores, 6 musical instruments repair service providers and 2 music academies, Hamamatsu Musical Instruments Museum, Hamamatsu Branch of Piano Technicians Association and 2 events organizers staged Hamamatsu Musical Instruments Makers Festival at Act City Hamamatsu Events Hall on December 5 and 6 in celebration of Hamamatsu becoming 7th member of UNESCO Creative Cities Network.

Kawai-ヤマハ-In his opening remarks, Yasutomo Suzuki, mayor of Hamamatsu said, “As a Creative Music City designated by UNESCO, Hamamatsu has rich history of musical instruments manufacturing, and the industry consisted of leading musical instrument makers and parts suppliers. With massive expertise in musical instruments manufacturing, I hope the visitors enjoy works of master craftsmen, and feel great opportunities of the makers.”

SuzukiIRolandn addition to the exhibit space separated by 4 blocks for the instruments manufacturers, companies of maintenance services, music shops and music/musical instrument-related associations, it had a performance stage, entertainment programs including experimental music playing, hands-on building of musical instruments, and a shopping/eating area.

Mt-Fuji-organYamaha, Kawai and Roland displayed their established traditions, historical and innovative products from early days to today, which tell the story and growth of Japanese music products industry. (photo left: Yamaha baby organ in Mt. Fuji style built during Taisho era

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