Broadcast Transcript: Humans were not the only casualties on that fateful day in 1945 when the US dropped the A-bomb on Hiroshima. There was also... a piano. This piano, made in 1932 by the forerunner of Yamaha, was sitting in a house about a mile from ground zero. Myriad shards of broken glass became imbedded in the keyboard and it wasn't played for decades. Then, in 2005, it came to the attention of piano repairman Mitsunori Yagawa who convinced the owner he could fix it. And he did. Since then, the piano has been used in over 100 concerts around Japan and has become the subject of an illustrated children's book. Yagawa says: "I think the piano is a treasure... to show the importance of peace." Play on. #ceas #hacker #japan #tsutsui
This is one of hundreds of 60-second radio spots created by the Center for East Asian Studies (CEAS) for Kansas Public Radio (KPR). The purpose of this outreach program is to introduce the people of Kansas to the culture and current issues of East Asia.
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