, often referred to as Tokai Guitars, is a Japanese guitar manufacturer situated in Hamamatsu city, Shizuoka prefecture.Tokai is one of Japan’s leading makers of acoustic guitars, electric guitars, electric basses, autoharps, melodicas and guitar amplifiers. Tokai was founded in 1947 by Tadayouki Adachi and remains family-owned.Jerome Bonaparte Squier, a young English immigrant who arrived in Battle Creek, Michigan, in the latter part of the 19th century, was a farmer and shoemaker who had learned the fine European art of violin making. Victor Squier started making his own hand-wound violin strings, and the business grew so quickly that he and his employees improvised a dramatic production increase by converting a treadle sewing machine into a string winder capable of producing 1,000 uniformly high-quality strings per day.
Enjoy a nice bowl of Kishimen at the shrine’s restaurant while you take in the halcyon atmosphere.
Gifu Castle is a tourist hotspot for students of history, as it houses various exhibits from the Edo period and just around the corner there is a public tea ceremony house in Gifu Park where you can also see Gifu's great Buddha statue.
Only then, while chatting to locals, did we discover the haunting stories behind this age-old homestead, which is said to be frequented by tormented spirits who have been known to taunt former guests in the pitch-black corners of the house’s mammoth rooms. As it happens, when you dig a little deeper, there are several hair-raising tales surrounding the Cape’s many landmarks and historical buildings – it seems we who live in current times are not the only ones passing through the streets and hallways of this city.
To keep you in the know and appeal to your morbid fascination, we’ve rounded up eight of these stories below.
Mountains are extremely close with the three ranges of the Japanese Alps (Northern, Central and Southern) all running through Nagano prefecture, making for some of the best skiing in Japan and spanning into Gifu or Shizuoka, peaking at the world famous Mt. It is well-known that Tokai is one of the hottest and most humid places during summer but rivers such as the Nagara are the perfect place for cooling down with BBQs, swimming and rafting.
"I recommend Tokai because it is right in the heart of Japan making it super convenient to travel domestically either by the bullet train or by air.
Until the introduction of the Fender Squier series, Fender had never produced lower priced guitars based on its main Stratocaster and Telecaster models and had always used different model designs for its lower priced guitars.
In the late 1970s and early 1980s Fender was facing competition from lower priced Japanese made guitars.
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