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The first duets on two “driftwood” violins are being performed in Japan by leading Mexican violinist Adrian Justus and his teacher, Yuriko Kuronuma, a Mexico-based Japanese violinist.

When the two artists visited master luthier Muneyuki Nakazawa’s workshop in Tokyo in December 2011 to have Justus’ violin repaired, Nakazawa had just begun making violins from driftwood recovered from the tsunami-ravaged city of Rikuzentakata, Iwate Prefecture.

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