morning proved uneventful considering how
poorly I slept. As expected, jet-lag
certainly got the best of me. While my watch
read 7:00 AM, my body-clock told me it was
still 5:00 PM Tuesday evening. That said,
the world outside my hotel window was coming
alive. Watching the morning sun rise above
Isesaki's modest city and its symbolic Akagi
mountains proved quite a eye-opener for this
New York City kid.
today; we're scheduled to visit three
different manufacturers in Isesaki City who
actually build many of the Acoustic Revive
products. Among these include the RTP 2-4-6
AC conditioners, RGC-24 Ground Conditioner,
RIO-5 Ion generator and lastly, the
successful RR-77 Ultra-low Frequency Pulse
Generator. Thus far, after the splendiferous
evening I had in Ishiguro's eye-popping and
heart-stopping listening room, I viewed this
trip as a success before actually getting
really started. How sweet is that?
to 10:00 AM and Ken Ishiguro and his partner
Aki Monobe, who also serves as my personal
translator for nearly everyone I came into
contact with, await my arrival in Ishiguro's
late model Volvo wagon. Notice that the
steering wheel's on the right hand side.
Sitting in the front seat was very hard for
me because I kept pressing the brake and gas
peddle on nearly every stop and start.
looking navigation system proved a neat
topic since I've never seen one built on the
top of a dash board. Especially since it
didn't retract, fold or disappear when you
took the key out of the ignition. Monobe
says it's custom built and like most
navigation systems here, we've found, you
can only trust them but so much - no matter
the location or language.
manufacturer of the RTP 2-4-6 AC
conditioners and RGC-24 Ground conditioner
was our first stop.
facility was unusually clean and well-kept
as was each facility I visited this day.
What stood out for me was seeing a solid
piece of metal, in this case, Duralumin
(Ishiguro is holding), and witnessing the
many different machines it has to go through
before it's a finished and ready product.
I'm told a single finished RTP AC
conditioner takes seven days to manufacture.
series of photos that capture some of the