Tsugaru Shamisen: Music of the Spirit

Spiritual Explorers

25m 00s
Broadcast on December 25, 2022 Available until December 25, 2023

The Tsugaru shamisen is a traditional Japanese string instrument characterized by its dynamic sound, produced by striking the strings with a bachi or plectrum. Born of the hot summers and whiteout winters of Japan's northern Tsugaru region, the Tsugaru shamisen offers a boundless freedom of expression, allowing players to bare their soul in their music. Experience the spiritual vibes of an instrument once played by blind musicians to earn a living.

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