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47th Sanukite (Olivine)

One of the major projects of Yoshimoto, "A project to live in your town", to make Japan feel good from the area. Entertainer "Kaji Tsuyoshi" who lives in Kagawa reports on local products.


We aim to be entertainers loved as thick and long as udon! Expect to ask Kaji Tsuyoshi in the future!

KAJI Tsuyoshi

NSC Osaka school 22nd grade
2005 Formed "Katsuyama Kaji" with Moody Katsuyama
2008 ABC Comedy Newcomer Grand Prix Newcomer Award
2010 Active as a pin entertainer
Birthplace: Mitoyo City, Kagawa Prefecture Born March 1981, 3

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Sanukiite is a rare stone in the world that can be found at Goshikidai, one of the most famous scenic spots in Kagawa Prefecture.
It is also known as "Cancan Stone" and has been popular with local people since ancient times.
This time, Mr. Kaji reports on the “Sanukite”!

  • From hard rocks, you can't imagine the gentle tone.

    Kaji visits Hirai Ishi, a manufacturer of sanukite products, in search of the charm of Sanukiite, a stone from the Goshikidai area. First of all, you will be taught while actually working on the process of turning a rough gemstone into an instrument. "Since Sanukite is a very hard rock, we first cut it out into thin slabs (plates). We grind the slabs by about 0.5 mm (cutting) and adjust the tone while cutting the thickness and length of the stones. It becomes a stone instrument, "says Hirai. The slab with adjusted tone is a musical instrument called "Sekikin" that plays a unique beautiful tone.

  • Experience the gift of nature and the sound of healing.

    Sanukite is also called "Kankan Stone" because it gives a pleasant tone of "Khan Khan" when hit. He said that the opening ceremony at the last Tokyo Olympics was a rare stone instrument in the world, and that the sound of Sanukite was beautiful. Today, healing sounds are also used as music therapy. "The sound is very comfortable, and it's really easy on the mind and body," said Kaji. At present, products such as wind chimes and door chimes are on sale so that you can easily listen to this healing tone in your daily life.

  • Think of the birth of Sanukite.

    Kaji who was interested in Sanukite visited the Kagawa Prefectural Goshikidai Shonen Nature Center to find out its history and characteristics. Mr. Nada, an expert in geoscience, taught me. "Sanukite is said to be a rock that has been cooled and solidified from the active lava of an active volcano about 1400 million years ago, and is characterized by a unique way of weathering. Its name comes from 1891 It is said that the German rock scholar Weinshake took Sanu of Sanuki in the name of Kagawa Prefecture in 1400 and named it Sanukite, which is now a world-class scientific name. " He was surprised at the ridiculous years and was deeply moved by the thoughts of the birth of Sanukite.

  • Impressed by the history of Sanukite and humans.

    "Sanukite, which has a unique weathering method and is easy to cut, was used as an arrowhead and a stone knife in the Stone Age about 2 years ago," says Nada. Kaji-san, who had experience cutting paper with Sanukite stone, was surprised at how sharp it was. Mr. Kaji was impressed again that Kagawa Prefecture is a world-class stone that combines the two features of “soft and beautiful healing tone” and “hard and sharpness”.

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