THE ASAHI SHIMBUN
August 1, 2022 at 19:15 JST
Illia Bondarenko, a violinist, plays a number that he composed with Ryuichi Sakamoto, a famed Japanese composer, in Kyiv on July 19. (Taku Hosokawa)
Editor’s note: This is the first installment in a five-part series on the “atomic-bombed violin.” The stringed instrument, once owned by a Russian, survived the atomic bombing of Hiroshima on Aug. 6, 1945. It was restored a decade ago and its sound has since touched many people’s hearts across borders. [Read More]
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