TOKYO (AP) – A Japanese music foundation has sold a renowned Stradivarius
violin for $16 million at a London auction to raise money for tsunami disaster relief.
The nonprofit Nippon Foundation said Tuesday the proceeds from selling the nearly
300-year-old violin known as the Lady Blunt will go to relief projects in northern Japan.
The group’s music affiliate owned the violin made in 1721 and hardly used. The new owner was not identified.