'Admiring Guitar'- Shiro Arai's Book Published

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More than 100 music products industry members, music publishers and guitarists celebrated Shiro Arai, consultant of Arai & Co., Inc., Nagoya-based distributor, for his new book, 'Admiring Guitar' at Hotel Okura Tokyo on Feb. 8.

The book is based on his series of essay about his career in guitar business as founder of Arai & Co., which he contributed to Japan Music Trades from April, 2009 to July, 2010. He added photos and rewrote part of those writings, and an A5-size, 184-page book was published by Gendai Guitar publishing house last year.

He also told about his early days in JMT feature story, Meet the Founders, in October 2010 issue.

Arai has served a host of key positions in Japanese classical guitar society, and now devotes good part of his times for Central Japan Guitar Association as honorary chairman and Japan Guitar Association as chairman.

His career is a synonym to the history of Japanese guitar industry, and the book depicts a full story of Japanese guitar making from the early days to today.

Speeches by Kazuhito Osawa, classical guitar master, and Jiro Hamada, music critique, were followed by concerts of Shinichi Fukuda and Niibori Guitar Ensemble.

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