How to tell if you’re Japanese
The story behind the instrument and instrument maker of Japan’s best-selling acoustic guitar.
The Japanese name is 很り, pronounced as 徊り, but is more commonly used to refer to the Japanese version of a guitar.
The instrument maker 青布 (Kōryoku) has been producing Japanese acoustic guitars since the early 20th century.
Its reputation for excellence has made it a mainstay of the Japanese music industry.
The company was founded by Hiromitsu Yoshizumi in 1925.
Today, Kōryaku produces more than 80,000 instruments and has its own instruments factory in Osaka, which is the most important market in Japan for guitar production.
In a way, the story of the instrument is the story behind Japanese string instrument makers from the pre-1949 period.
The Japanese string maker 後手 was founded in 1872, the same year the Japanese army entered Manchuria.
The first Japanese string guitar was made in 1896 by Ichiro Matsumoto, and the Japanese string instruments industry was born.
Kōri’s history goes back more than 50 years.
The factory in Japan’s capital, Tokyo, first built Japanese string guitars, which were then exported to the rest of the world.
In 1924, Kowakai Yoshizumoto founded his own string factory, where he was responsible for the production of a variety of Japanese acoustic instruments including guitars, mandolins, ukuleles and drums.
Kowakayo Yoshizums factory has a factory in Kyoto.
The name is derived from the Japanese word kowakata, which means “to play”.
The factory was established in 1925, but was closed in 1956 due to a series of manufacturing accidents, including a string wound during the World War II bombing of Hiroshima.
Kōyaku was one of the last surviving companies of its kind, and remains active today.
It is also important to understand that Kōyako is a factory, not a factory.
It is the manufacturing process, and not the instrument maker, that is important.
While there is a strong correlation between Japanese string makers and Japanese string companies, the Japanese maker of string instruments is a Japanese company.