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Festival Asia: In Conversation with the Japanese shamisen player Hibiki Ichikawa and Enka singer Akari Mochizuki

Picture courtesy of the photographer

What is the shamisen? I didn’t know much about it until I came across Hibiki Ichikawa, a Japanese shamisen player. 1.247 more words


A visitor from Norway

In June I finally managed to take a good picture of a lighting flash. I’d tried many times before, but this time I could take a good one in the end. 201 more words


は な わ ち え - Chie Hanawa (は -HA な -NA わ -WA ち -CHI え -E)

Hanawa Chie (Japanese practice is to list surname first) is a young Japanese mistress of the Tsugaru Shamisen, an ancient stringed instrument akin to the banjo and likely derived from the Chinese… 293 more words

Neat People

Music may be universal but instruction isn't

I have been learning Tsugaru Shamisen now for about three years. I love the instrument. I’ve tried to learn several instruments in my life. This is the first time I’ve found an instrument that speaks to me.   751 more words


Domo ArigaDIE!!! - Day 10 - Video Curation - God of Shamisen: Tower Storm Attack (#DomoArigaDIE!!!)

We made it to DAY 10. Thank you for keeping up with these posts. 20 more to go, so stay tuned. In the meantime, if you want to help support my work, please consider purchasing a copy of… 124 more words

Jamie Grefe

Admiration for Japanese Culture

Travelling, one of the main hobbies of María José Cabeza.

Japan, one of the most beautiful countries visited.

The following paintings show Japanese cultural and traditional scenes, especially from festivities, celebrations and rituals which take place in this country. 60 more words

Artistic Painter

Nitaboh, The Shamisen Master (2004) Review

Maiyumi reviews Nitaboh, rated #99 in Reddit’s greatest anime movie list at the time of reviewing.  

Nitaboh (2004) was directed by Akio Nishizawa. The story is based on a historical novel written by Daijo Kazuo, the story is set in the late 19th century at the end of the Edo period (1868 roughly). 985 more words