Quake lifts piano sales in Japan

7 years ago by in Entertainment, Featured

The natural disaster that struck Japan last year continues to reveal surprising consequences. One of them is related to the artistic side of the Japanese people.

More than 18,100 pianos were sold last year in the country, about 11 percent more than the 16,300 the year before, as people wanted to replace their instruments destroyed in the natural disaster.

The data was announced by the Shizuoka Instrument Manufacturing Association.

“Last year, especially in the Tohoku region, pianos broke down after the quake and some customers wanted to buy new ones,” explained the representative of the organization Takahiro Ito.

The March 11, 2011 quake and later tsunami left about 20,000 people dead or missing, in one of the greatest natural catastrophes in history.