Agony and ivory: Japan removes street piano after disruptive performances

Breaching the 10-minute time limit and playing too loudly among reasons officials in Kakogawa cited for removing the instrument

Authorities in a Japanese city have removed a street piano, saying some took tinkling the ivories too far by playing for longer than the 10-minute limit or too loudly.

Local media reported that officials in Kakogawa, in the west of the country, have removed the instrument from the main railway station concourse only six months after it was put there for the public to entertain passing commuters.

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