I wished to build a violin of gentle and consoling sound – a violin for people in the devastated regions, for people who mourned for their beloved, for the souls of the perished in the tragedy.
Muneyuki Nakazawa, one of the most esteemed restorers and violin builders built a violin made of wood used for the floors and beams of the Shintoistic temple that disappeared in the tsunami in Tohoku in the year 2011.
Having been named Tsunamy, the violin became the instrument of prayer in memory and eternal remembrance of the deceased as well as the instrument of hope for all those stricken by the earthquake.
Following the model of producing thousands of paper cranes, which in the traditional Japanese culture, offers the hope that the wish would be fulfilled, a thousand concerts on the violin Tsunami will offer the emotional recovery to all those stricken by the earthquake and that would, little by little, build a healthy emotional surrounding. Concerts on the violin Tsunami were already performed all over the USA and France; after the concerts played by one of the best known violinists of the present, the UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador Ivry Gitlis, the violin will arrive in Croatia.
The project is initiated and supported by NIPPON VIOLIN ARTS FOUNDATION.