Tuesday, 11 October 2016

Synthesizer shopping in Tokyo

Japan is a powerhouse in synthesizer manufacturing and I expected on a recent trip
to Tokyo to be swamped with shops selling all manner of keyboards.
However, they are not as common as one might expect.

Below are the ones I found. Please email me if you know of more.
The largest three are 5G in Shibuya-Ku and Echigoya & Ishibasi in central Shibuya.
Ochanomizu is the home of numerous guitar shops. I found two along the main street,
Kanda Surugadai that also sold synthesizers.

Ochanomizu:




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Ishibasi in central Shibuya:
Synth website.


BEAM building, 2nd floor.
31-2, Udagawacho, Shibuya.



Echigoya (Shibuya):
It's right across the road from Tower Records.
 Its on the 9th floor:








Five G in Shibuya-Ku:
Le Ponte Building, 4F, 1-14-2 Jingumae
Shibuya-Ku, Tokyo 150-0001

EMS Polysynth

Moog Memory Moogs
ARP Odyssey & Roland Jupiter 8.



EML 500

Korgs:MS50, MS20, SQ-10 sequencer & The Korg vocoder.
Wow ... three Roland 808s
....

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