I went to our local UPS store with my 9 CD’s and showed them the smallest box. They quoted me $55 for a U.S. mail rate. Ouch! I asked, "What if the box was smaller?" (I thought I would remove the CD’s and paperwork to get it as small as possible. They told me the U.S. mail rate would then be $44. Then after Shin and I agreed on the postage I went to the local post office and was only charged $11.95! Shin was happy to see a big refund.
I asked him to send me a picture and some info about his club. He told me that he likes Herb Ohta Sr. (known as, Ohta-san, in Japan) He sent me the picture at the top of this post and a link to his club in Japan. The link was all in Japanese, so I just kept clicking and found some pages that looked interesting and I was able to make some sense of the content.
http://www.ukefan.com/cgi/code/omakecode.php Japanese song sheet
http://www.ukefan.com/codehyo.html Japanese Chord Sheets
http://www.ukefan.com/mb/u_pearlyshell.php?inp=0&ktpc=0&frhyoji=1 Pearly Shells
http://www.ukefan.com/codefu/4slow/perlyshell-h.html Pupu o Ewa
Shin also indicated a favorite of his named, Iwao. Here’s Iwao’s info page…
http://www.iwao.info/profile/index.html and him playing…
When you wish upon a star – Iwao (Takes about 50 seconds before playing starts)
Other Japanese players to enjoy…
ALL THAT UKULELE XMAS - Gensblue (Walking Bass Ukulele from a previous post.)
Shigeto Takahashi at New York Ukulele Festival (Mike DaSilva Videos)