28512Re: [SCA-JML] Shipping a Koto
- Jun 21, 2013I'm reaching out to my former koto instructor to see if she has any thoughts.
On Fri, Jun 21, 2013 at 11:37 AM, Akiyo Taira <taira.no.akiyo@...> wrote:
> 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.
> In Service,
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