SHAMISEN = the “bluegrass” of the Tsugaru region

The shamisen is a stringed instrument and one of the traditional musical instruments of Japan. It comprises a wooden body covered with animal or synthetic skin and a long neck on which strings are strung and plucked. The appeal of the shamisen lies, more than anything, in its versatility in musical expressions. One could say that as an instrument the shamisen is special in that it allows for both bold and delicate sounds. 

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