Crown Prince plays viola made of tsunami debris

Jul 8, 2013

Crown Prince plays viola made of tsunami debris

Crown Prince Naruhito on Sunday played a viola made of driftwood from a tsunami-ravaged city in Tohoku during a concert held by his alma mater’s orchestra. The viola, built by Tokyo violin maker Muneyuki Nakazawa, also contains part of the famed “miracle pine” that ...

Crown Prince rubs elbows with fellow Japanese in Spain

Jun 12, 2013

Crown Prince rubs elbows with fellow Japanese in Spain

Crown Prince Naruhito has met in Madrid with a number of Japanese professionals based in Spain, including Etsuro Sotoo, chief sculptor at the World Heritage-listed Sagrada Familia in Barcelona. At a gathering Monday at the Madrid residence of Japan’s ambassador to Spain, the Crown ...