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I first came to Japan when I was 19, to study at the Tokyo Violin Making School under the late Soroku Murata. It was a life-changing experience, as if I had rediscovered what I had been in a previous lifetime, if such a thing exists. So when I came back to Tokyo in 2006 to open my shop it felt like finally returning to where I’d come from. I had a similar feeling of destiny when I moved to this location in the east of the city last year. If I hadn’t found this perfect spot, close to the famous Toho Gakuen School of Music, I’d be working at my home in Tokyo.
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