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Wagakki Band announces second album, due to be released this September

We have great news for all our Wagakki Band fans: The group has officially announced their second album! To be released this September, the record will be titled  479 kata lagi



Shamisen is a Japanese musical instrument with a slim and fretless neck with a drum like body. Shamisen is usually made of dog skin, or nowadays, plastic. 34 kata lagi


Yoshida Brothers - Ibuki

The Yoshida Brothers (吉田兄弟 Yoshida Kyōdai) are Japanese musicians who have released several albums on the Domo Records label.

The two brothers are performers of the traditional Japanese music style of… 114 kata lagi


Facebook Status Compilation #50

May Part III

May 15th: Did a food word relay with 8th grade that I’ve done before with 7th graders…(which meant that they didn’t know what toast or lemons actually were hehehe) The Most-Taiwanese-Answer-I’ve-Ever-Heard-In-Class Award after I said “This is not a lemon” goes to Lichi who exclaimed “Na si senme!? 325 kata lagi

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 kata lagi


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 kata lagi


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 kata lagi

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