In July of 1853, Commodore Matthew Perry arrived in Tokyo Bay, seeking to establish trading between Japan and the West, and for good reason. For more than a thousand years Japanese goods were created by skilled craftsmen, artful execution and premier materials. The long tradition of inventing, creating and manufacturing are not mere metaphors for Mr. Hidesato Shiino, rather they are precisely his heritage.
As many of you know, the origin of Jazz is cry of the soul for freedom and the human homing instinct by African people who were brought to America.The first time Jazz came out in the U.S., it was not accepted for a while. However, after it became popular in Europe, American people started to accept it too because they realized it generates a lots of money. In fact, the way of their thoughts led The U.S. rich country from 1960’s.
In 1989, to reproduce D’Angelico guitars, I asked Jerry Berberine to lend the most well-built D’Angelico guitar for investigation. Soon afterwards, his daughter, Carol visited Japan and had brought me D guitar which Jerry has preserved for a long time.
I think the first time I visited his house was in 1974.
His work shop was located in peaceful village called “Eis-Bach” which takes 30 minutes by foot from the Alps station “Dingolfing” by driving of Hauser the II's car.
Since the late 1970s, musical instrument manufacturers have found success through combining business operations with other companies. Oftentimes part of these corporate pairings, the household handicraft industry has experienced comparable success upon entering the current capitalist economy through these convergences.