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JAPAN ARTS AND CULTURE WEEK – (Music) Shamisen Night
June 14, 2017 @ 18:00 - 20:00 (Open to TUJ/non-TUJ students テンプル大学以外の学生も参加いただけます)
Originally, the shamisen was considered to be a stringed instrument played by plucking but the play style of Tsugaru Shamisen adds a more percussion-like elements. The most significant aspect of Tsugaru Shamisen is that even though each tune has its own basic rhythm, most of the parts are played in an improvised style. I hope this performance can both entertain you and act as an introduction to my own history as well as this beautiful instrument. Performance is by Osamu Okada, the winner of Grand Prize at the National Competition.