Police said Thursday that a violin and a bow worth 16 million yen were stolen from a concert hall in Nara Prefecture on Tuesday.
The violin is owned by Kazuto Umezawa who is the former concert master of the Osaka Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra and current music director of the Nara Prefectural Cultural Hall. According to TBS, Umezawa was at the hall on Tuesday afternoon for a junior orchestra concert and left his violin in an anteroom for about 90 minutes between 4:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. The instrument was stolen during that time, police said, adding the room was not locked.
The violin, which was made in France in 1804, is worth 13 million yen, and the bow is valued at 3 million yen, Umezawa was quoted as saying.© Japan Today