Kamata(Tokyo) factory at the time established.
Yokohama factory at the time after world war 2.
the late Mr.Kiichiro Saito
Establisher Mr.Kichiro Saito, who went to Germany to specialize in piano tuning and craft from 1920-1923, established Tokyo Kamata instrument factory and manifactured Buholts and Horugel pianos after his return from Germany.
After World War 2
He established crele piano factory in yokohama and visited Europu again to see piano manufacturing industry in Western Germany.
Espcially he got their close assosiation with Grotrian Steinweg piano company to learn skill of manifacturing pianos under their conduct.
His company was rename as WISTARIA PIANO FACTORY from his emblem.
He opend WISTARIA MUSIC ACADEMY next to WISTARIA PIANO FACTORY.
He built and moved to a new factory in Yamato-city.
His son, Seichiro Saito became a company president after his death.
New president, Seichiro, established Japan Piano Tuning Academy in Yamato-city and tried very hard to train the younger generation.
He opend Japan Music Academy in where Japan Tuning Academy.
He moved his school to new campus in Tokyo, Shibuya.
He renamed as Japan Tuning Music Academy and now on.
President Saito's simplified personal history.
Aoyama-gakuin university of science and engineering major.
1968 He graduated piano maister course at National Technical college in Germany.*1(Osker Valker College at present time)
Also he had lessons personally from Prof.Livre who is author of "Fuchkunde Klavierbau" that is treatise on pianos, becsuse he had roomed at Prof.Livre's home for 2 years while he was at school.
He worked for HUG*4 which has the oblest history as a musical instrument shop in Switzerland, Europe under piano meister MR. Toma who is the inventor of slide rule for Baion also works for C.BECHSTEIN piano as factory Manager at present time.
He had been employed by Steinwey piano at head quaters as a piano meister in Hunburg.*3
In 1970, he opend WISTARIA MUSIC ACADEMY next to WISTARIA PIANO FACTORY.
In 1973, after his return he started to train co-workers at the factory.
In 1980, he established Japan Piano Tuning Academy in Yamato-city and tried very hard to train the younger generation.
In 1992, he opend Japan Music Academy in where Japan Tuning Academy.
In 1995, he moved his school to new campus in Tokyo, Shibuya.
In 2003, he renamed as Japan Tuning Music Academy and now on.
At the general meeting for the Kanto branch of Japan Tuning Association, he presented a lecture about "the latest circumstance of piano art in Europe".
At the general meeting for the Shin-Etsu branch of Japan Tuning Association, he presented a lecture about "piano art in Japan and Europe".
At the workshop of art for the Kanto branch of second group of Japan Tuning Association, he presented alecture about "the latest circumstance of piano art in Europe".
(Osker Volker college at present time)
Ingermany all piano tuners must have a proper qualification documentation. Especoally piano tuners who worked for more than 8years in piano industory could obtain the night to take the examination for piano meister. It is needed to have this "piano meister" qualification to have a piano store and piano sales in Germany. Also piano company for manufacturing need to have a piano tuner who is qualified as "piano meister". In all of Europe and U.S.A. There are so many German piano owners around instrument in the industrial. all piano meister is very useful everywhere.
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