My Space: Yuji Kaneko


The luthier returned to Japan from Italy two years ago to establish a workshop in his home town

After studying and working in Italy for more than a decade, I returned to Japan two years ago to establish a workshop in my home town. With about 510,000 inhabitants, Matsuyama is the most populous city on Shikoku, the smallest of Japan’s main islands. Although there are one or two repairers here, it seems that I’m the first violin maker in Matsuyama…

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