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Brief but intimate NG meeting in Shibuya, Tokyo
« on: November 15, 2018, 12:04:58 »
Jonathan (JJChan) and his son Josh, a nice and well-mannered guy who has just graduated from the high school, are visiting Tokyo.  So, why don't we spend some time together?

Interestingly Jonathan, Josh and I share the same interest other than the photography: music and musical instruments.  So I decided to show them around some record shop and the music stores.

As with the meeting with Airy, we agreed to post each others portraits.

1.  Jonathan and Josh at a music shop trying a headless fanned-fret guitar.
2.  After the stroll, we spend our last hour at a cafe.
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Re: Brief but intimate NG meeting in Shibuya, Tokyo
« Reply #1 on: November 15, 2018, 12:28:07 »
Nice,  :D  i see a Kiss guitar in the back 8)

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Re: Brief but intimate NG meeting in Shibuya, Tokyo
« Reply #2 on: November 15, 2018, 12:31:37 »
Nice,  :D  i see a Kiss guitar in the back 8)

Thank you, Fons.  Yes, that is a Paul Stanley signature.  I know you also share our interests.  :)
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Re: Brief but intimate NG meeting in Shibuya, Tokyo
« Reply #3 on: November 15, 2018, 12:39:30 »
Yes - we had a very blessed time with Akira-san who was most generous with his time and very patient whilst we looked through Tower records and gazed at many musical instruments.
Akira - though a bassist has pretty good shredding chops - the headless guitar was a Strandberg - Swedish design. We had a very fine afternoon -  lovely way to spend our last day in Japan. If anyone here needs to get ANY information on music technology or want to know about any musician (Akira seems to have met them all!) he is your man.

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Re: Brief but intimate NG meeting in Shibuya, Tokyo
« Reply #4 on: November 15, 2018, 12:45:05 »
Nice,  :D  i see a Kiss guitar in the back 8)

There was also a very nice Paul Stanley Otamatone...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OYqzLJJwDmY

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Re: Brief but intimate NG meeting in Shibuya, Tokyo
« Reply #6 on: November 15, 2018, 13:20:27 »
JJ, I'm glad you enjoyed the meet up!  Hope to see you again in the near future.

FWIW, "Otamatone" was developed by Meiwa Denki which is actually a unit of the artists who are brothers:

https://www.maywadenki.com/history/

"Otama" stands for Otamajakushi which means "tadpole".  We japanese call a musical note "Otamajakushi", because they (especially a quarter note or an eighth note) look like a tadpole.
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Re: Brief but intimate NG meeting in Shibuya, Tokyo
« Reply #8 on: November 15, 2018, 13:28:31 »
Some B+W from the last couple of nights...

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Re: Brief but intimate NG meeting in Shibuya, Tokyo
« Reply #9 on: November 15, 2018, 13:44:42 »
I fell in love with the woman on the 1st B+W image!
And I agree, a great portrait of Akira with the bass guitar!
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Re: Brief but intimate NG meeting in Shibuya, Tokyo
« Reply #11 on: November 15, 2018, 17:33:59 »
I fell in love with the woman on the 1st B+W image!
And I agree, a great portrait of Akira with the bass guitar!

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Re: Brief but intimate NG meeting in Shibuya, Tokyo
« Reply #12 on: November 15, 2018, 18:22:37 »
Wonderful portraits, and some great night shots of Tokyo, would love to visit there one day.
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Re: Brief but intimate NG meeting in Shibuya, Tokyo
« Reply #13 on: November 15, 2018, 19:25:41 »
Yes, great portraits !  Lovely those meetings, hope to be in a position to visit Tokyo.

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Re: Brief but intimate NG meeting in Shibuya, Tokyo
« Reply #14 on: November 15, 2018, 19:56:11 »
I fell in love with the woman on the 1st B+W image!
And I agree, a great portrait of Akira with the bass guitar!

Outstanding portrait of Akira!

Thank you!  Actually this is a guitar of a progressive design.  :)
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