Buying violin (Japanese)

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(Japanese) In Japan, when I was 18, in Osaka, out of my 24-yen-a-month salary, I put out a whole 20 yen and bought it. On the boat, I would play it by myself—kee-ko, kee-ko. When I was just messing around, people would come around and clap. I would be playing, kee-ko, kee-ko. Gradually, I became able to play it. 

[Playing violine]

Date: October 14 & 17, 2004
Location: California, US
Interviewer: Eriko Yamamoto
Contributed by: Watase Media Arts Center, Japanese American National Museum.

music violin

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