Tsutomu Chiba

Tsutomu Chiba is the president for the Barock Music Company in Japan. He is also a musical instrument designer for many products. With the distribution company named PlayWood Professional Percussion Instruments, Chiba-San has introduced his own designed products ranging from drum sticks and mallets to triangles and cowbells. One of his most noted products are the food-shaped shakers. He expanded on the idea he saw with the egg shakers in a toy shop and created shakers in the shape and colors of food such as apples, peanuts, corn and strawberries. His innovative ideas have led to newer audiences being introduced to the concept of making music!

Interview Date:
November 11, 2011
Job Title:
Barock Music Company

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