Oral History Information
Company NameTombo Musical Instrument Company
Yasuharu Mano’s grandfather opened a toy business in 1902 in Japan and by 1917 expanded to include a small line of harmonicas. Soon, the harmonica became in high demand and the company changed directions to focus on the making of musical instruments. Yasuharu played a large role in the marketing of the Tombo brand name on accordions and harmonicas later teaming up with others to design and create brand new models, such as the now famous Lee Oskar harmonica.