宗次郎 (Sojiro), the great ceramic ocarina player, was born in Tatebayashi city, Gunma prefecture. He was attracted by the sound of the ocarina, which he heard for the first time in 1975. Since then, he started making his own ocarina, and for ten years until 1985, he made ten-thousand ocarina.
Among them, searching for his own sound, he selected ten-odd ocarina, which he still uses when playing.
He made his record debut in 1985, and was thrown into the limelight… read more