Hiroaki Oh-oka

Hiroaki Oh-oka sat on a thin mat in front of a leg-less table in his traditional Japanese home where he outlined the history of the bamboo flutes his five- man company produced. The company, which his father started as a street vendor in Tokyo, holds a patent for the colorful plastic ends on the flute.  Oh-oka was very proud that his son and his grandson who have continued the tradition of making quality flutes the same way his father did, by hand.

Interview Date:
November 23, 2014
Date of Birth:
May 5, 1930
Deceased Date:
April 20, 2020
Job Title:
Former President
Japan Traditional Music Instrument Company

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