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WHERE YOU CAN LISTEN TO JICO SOUND #3

Hachioji is the western part of Tokyo and 35 minutes from Shinjuku by train. The city has the different atmosphere from that of the center of Tokyo and is known for the liveability. “SHeLTeR” is on the basement of the building of exposed-concrete. It was opened 30 years ago.  The interior has not changed from the […]

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ANALOG RECORD LOVERS #10

We interviewed Mr. Yasuhiro Matsuda, the representative of the ironworks “Matsuda-yasu Tekkou”. – I heard you make iron products for individual customers. We made them with famous industrial designers. Some products are difficult to make as designers intention and didn’t reach the productization. We struggled for mat painting and somehow managed to make iron households […]

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WHERE YOU CAN LISTEN TO JICO SOUND #2

“bonobo” is in the residential area near Harajuku. The barkeeper said “Good sound makes people emotional. I want them to become friends here.” He wants customers to be moved by the sound and that’s why he open the bar 15 years ago.  The speakers are homebuilt ones using the unit of ALTEC 604, the mixer […]

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ANALOG RECORD LOVERS #9

We interviewed with Mr. Shingo Karasawa, the representative of his own shell lead workshop “KS-Remasta.” He says “The sharpness of the edge tool changes the sound.” – You have many Mariah Carey’s records. Yes. I have almost all. – So many cartridges are in the case. They are my property. This case are for toy […]

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