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Wagakki Life, Part I - Taking Up Shamisen

It’s gotten cold here in Suzuka. I finally broke out my heavy jacket in the past couple weeks. Things have been busy the past couple months. 385 kata lagi


Recording Shamisen

Patrick Oiye, a current Kenny Endo Taiko Ensemble member, has a passion playing Tsugaru Shamisen. Since we both have a lot of free time, I wouldn’t mind experimenting on recording a new instrument! 257 kata lagi


In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Victory.”

“What my life would have been like if I had chosen a different path at that time?”

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Modern take on the traditional

Japan has some very traditional instruments. They produce a very classical sound distinctive to Japanese court and folk music. This post features 3 of them. 148 kata lagi


Drawing + Book Recommendations


I know I’ve been kinda unoriginal with the titles of my posts lately, but I like the theme. Anyway, my latest read (because school’s started and that’s ironically only when I feel like reading) is Memoirs of A Geisha by Arthur Golden. 180 kata lagi

Classical Japanese music, just for you!

Japanese music has a long tradition, dating back to the households of the Emperor and his nobles. Our guests often choose to experience that tradition in the comfort of a private pre-dinner performance at their accommodation. 92 kata lagi


Tsukasa Kaito

“O senhor Tsukasa é um grande professor!”, essa foi a primeira coisa que pensei quando soube da sua dedicação à música tradicional japonesa e pude assistir algumas de suas apresentações com o grupo da família Kaito. 968 kata lagi

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