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A project is under way to have 1,000 violinists from around the world play at various venues in Japan and abroad with violins made from debris in the tsunami-ravaged city of Rikuzentakata, with the first performance to be given by Israeli-born violinist Ivry Gitlis, 89, at a first-anniversary ceremony there on Sunday.

Violins have been made under the project from wooden debris in Rikuzentakata, home to the “miracle pine” that became a symbol of hope and perseverance.

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