Michael Kleindl

For Michael Kleindl's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Master craftsman carries on <em>sashimono </em>tradition

May 4, 2013

Master craftsman carries on sashimono tradition

On the floor of an eight-tatami workshop sits master craftsman Yoshio Inoue in a spot he has occupied for decades. His atedai, the long, low slab of wood that serves as a workbench, is in front of him, and within easy reach are scores ...

Horsemeat fan vs. the neigh-sayers

Feb 8, 2013

Horsemeat fan vs. the neigh-sayers

A few dabs of equine DNA found in so-called "beefburgers" caused quite a kerfuffle last month, shocking unsuspecting customers of the British supermarket chain Tesco (and then other stores) into outrage.

Canadian musician pens piece for 'Tsunami violin' performances

Sep 29, 2012

Canadian musician pens piece for 'Tsunami violin' performances

Four months ago, Miguel Sosa, a composer, concert pianist, conductor and teacher was asked by Taizo Oba, organizer of the Bond Made of 1,000 Tones project, to write an original composition for one of the two “tsunami-debris” violins. Sosa’s first thought was “Me? Really? ...