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He may have struggled with blindness and financial hardships, but Michio Miyagi’s legacy — at Michio Miyagi Memorial Hall — is the unmistakable sounds he produced on the koto, or Japanese harp.

His magnum opus, “Haru no Umi” (“The Spring Sea”), has become a famous traditional Japanese work — so well known that there can be few people in this country who have not heard it, although it may only have been background music in a restaurant.

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