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28512Re: [SCA-JML] Shipping a Koto

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  • JL Badgley
    Jun 21, 2013
      I'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:
      > Aloha!
      > 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,
      > Akiyo
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