Does anyone know the history behing the Japanese instrument makers? I
have three sets by Tamaya & Co. Ltd., Huziiti, and Takeda MF. Two of
the sets are copies of British pattern and the third is copying the
French pattern of the late nineteenth or early twentieth century.
The quality of the metal work in these instruments always seems average
at best. I would think this is do to a lack of earned knowledge as well
as experience in fabrication such items. I would love to see something
from this part of the world that is really top notch.
Does anyone know when this practice of copying these sets began and or