Posts by: margaret

Tôkyô Shônen Ongakutai  東京少年音楽隊

Tôkyô Shônen Ongakutai  東京少年音楽隊

  • 7th May 2015

Established in 1895 by Shikama Totsuji 四竈訥治(訥堂、1853 – 1928), this youth band was one of the first of its kind. A few years later several department stores founded youth bands. They performed publicly and were important for making Western music more widely heard. The following year Shikama Totsuji moved back…

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“The Kamaishi Band”

“The Kamaishi Band”

  • 11th March 2015

11 March 2015. Already 4 years have passed since the great earthquake and tsunami struck North-Eastern Japan. One of the hard-hit towns on the Iwate coast was Kamaishi, which was also destroyed in the Sanriku tsunami of 1896. This picture I found by chance as I was going through the…

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Thank You!

Thank You!

  • 5th December 2014

A big thanks to everyone who helped with the book launch and also to everyone who came and listened! I hope you enjoyed yourself as much as I did! Since then I have been catching up with all the tasks that got neglected during the final countdown to the launch….

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Book Lauch in Copenhagen!

  • 15th November 2014

Not by Love Alone: The Violin in Japan, 1850 – 2010 Book launch with lecture and recital by Margaret Mehl, hosted by the Danish-Japanese Society When? 28 November 2014, 19:00 Where?  Bethesdas Billedsal, Rømersgade 17, 1362 Copenhagen K. (Near Nørreport Station) For details see here – or here (in Danish)…

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Finally! The Hardback Edition of Not by Love Alone

Finally! The Hardback Edition of Not by Love Alone

  • 6th November 2014

AT LAST! The Hardback edition of Not by Love Alone took a little longer because of technical issues. Yesterday I could finally unpack my first copy. Paperbacks are all very well: however, there is something immensely satisfying about a hardback. The ISBN is 978-87-997283-0-5 and it should soon be available…

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