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December 20, 2020 02:25 PM

Obituary Sanjiro Kawamorita(1924 – 2020)

Sanjiro Kawamorita, former vice chairman of Kawai Musical Instruments Mfg., Co., Ltd. passed away on September 18 at the age of 96.

Joined Kawai of its Shimada factory in 1947, he was promoted to manager of Products Dept. in 1967. After having experienced several key posts he took responsibility as board of directors vice chairman in 1987.

While serving upper level board at several Kawai subsidiaries, he contributed to the music products industry as vice chairman of Shizuoka Musical Instruments Manufacturers Association, director and vice chairman of Japan Musical Instruments Association in its earlier stage.

Kawamorita also spearheaded all-industry activities to enact Music Promotion Act. He committed himself on promotion of music making personally funding for the 1st concert at Kenyoshi Elementary School in Aomori Pref. where he learned as a child, and donated a concert grand piano and a series of wind and percussion instruments to elementary and junior high schools in the area.

He was loved by all generations of the industry for his warm open-hearted character.

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