Blogs: Inside Maywa Denki's Workshop

Blogs: Inside Maywa Denki's Workshop

Mar 22, 2020Hamee US

Check out this segment from BBC's Adam and Joe Go Tokyo where we get to follow Otamatone Co-Creator Nobumichi Tosa into Maywa Denki's workshop to explore the philosophy and inspiration behind their "Nonsense Machines" plus see demonstrations of some of their crazy inventions!

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Blogs: Otamatone Highlights

Blogs: Otamatone Highlights

Mar 22, 2020Hamee US

Otamatone videos we love. Featuring mklachu and TheRealSullyG, The Dooo, and NELSONTYC.

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Blogs: Otamatone History

Blogs: Otamatone History

Feb 07, 2020Hamee US

First imagined by brothers Masamichi and Nobumichi Tosa of the Maywa Denki design firm, the Otamatone was first developed in 1988 by Japan’s CUBE toy company. Made to resemble a “Tadpole” (or “otamajakushi”) music note, the Otamatone is played with two hands, and makes a quirky, electronic “hum” that can be converted to an “ahh” or “wah” by squeezing the base of the note (which was of course given a face for added cuteness).

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Blogs: Otamatone Neo

Blogs: Otamatone Neo

Feb 07, 2020Hamee US

The Otamatone is 10 years old! First released to the public in 2009, the Otamatone celebrated its 10th Anniversary on December 1st 2019 with the announcement of big plans – the release of a new and improved anniversary edition called Otamatone Neo!

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