Tag: shamisen


Day 170- Street Shamisen- Part 1

On a recent trip to Kyoto I stumbled into a shamisen busker- a man standing on a crowded Gion corner, eyes closed meditatively, carving a uniquely Japanese melody into the hazy evening bustle. I gave him a cursory glance and a nod of my camera to indicate I wanted to take a few pictures and […]


Day 162- Shamisen Lesson- Part 2

The second part of my shamisen photo shoot (see part 1). Being a guitar player, I had little head start in learning. The emphasis though, being on little. The shamisen is not easy to learn, a host of rules and rituals making it very difficult to master. I am slowly improving though and my teacher […]