28510Shipping a Koto
- Jun 21, 2013Aloha!
My sensei gave me a box last March when I was in Hawaii visiting my family.
It was a box full of promise; it was a set of ji for a koto. Well, sensei
gave the koto to my mom and now we're trying to work out the logistics for
getting it to Maryland. The current plan is to ship it via UPS/FedEx, have
them pack it, insure it, & I can pick it up at the facility by my house. I
have friends that bought kotos in Japan and brought them back on the
airplane but I don't know anybody that has shipped one cross country; any
ideas or suggestions?
Additionally, the humidity on the east coast is very different from Hawaii
or Okinawa. Does anybody have care & feeding advice? I talked to a lady
that used to live out here and she said that they would drape damp towels
on the koto to keep the wood from drying out and splitting in the winter.
It only took 13 years of going to class every time that I visited my
parents...I'm getting a koto so I can practice during the 50 weeks when I'm
not in Hawaii.
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