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Japanese music specialist donates Qajar-era tar to Music Museum of Iran
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c_330_235_16777215_0___images_stories_edim_16_sb14(3).jpgTEHRAN -- The Japanese music specialist Tsuge Gen’ichi has donated a rare tar dating back to the Qajar era to the Music Museum of Iran.
 
He presented the tar to Iran’s ambassador in Tokyo Reza Nazar-Ahari during a meeting on Friday.
 
The tar will be placed in the museum during a ceremony, which will be attended by Tsuge Gen’ichi in Tehran in the near future.
 
He said that this five-stringed tar was made by Master Farajollah 150 years ago during the reign of Nasser al-Din Shah Qajar (1831-1896).
 
Gen’ichi bought the instrument when he studied Persian music from veteran tar virtuoso Nasrollah Zarrinpanjeh in 1963 in Tehran.
 
He used the tar when he taught music at various Japanese universities over the years.
 
He said that he decided to return the tar to Iran after visiting the Music Museum of Iran in spring 2014.
 
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