Today I had went to Chiba area to visit one of the harmonica player which I know about through Mixi.jp (a japanese facebook site.)
Meet up with him at front of the station and started to talk to him about harmonica. He told me that he had been to Malaysia performing at Genting Highland.
Walked about 10 minutes to his house. Then we straightly go into his room which is full of scores and a piano and a 40 inched computer(swt)…
The room is quite mess but full of score… wow. saw his computer with 40 inch monitor/Television.
He then started to tell me the things about Japan Harmonica. Then he showed me his Hardbopper which is also custom made body with stainless steel. I also shown him my Suzuki SCX with the steel comb.
He is taking photos of my Chromatica SCX 48
After that we played few songs together. He directly printed 3 songs from his computer and teach me to play it. One of it is a Japanese song named four season( not the classical one), one of Jazz song named green sleeves.
Sanada-san’s Hardbopper stainless… Custom made through Internet… Really expensive. Strong tones.
Time is really short or us to play and I had to go back since I have to work at 5.00 p.m. Started to go back at 4 p.m. and was able to reach my workplace at 5.07 p.m.
Really was a great experience for me in Japan. Sanada-san is my first harmonica friend in Japan and I think will be more friends soon.