Shamisen Street Music in Tokyo

Inokashira park, Kichijoji which is on the west side of Tokyo is the location of this street performance by some again unknown talented musicians playing the Shamisen.

The shamisen is an instrument from the 1500’s and is based on a Chinese stringed instrument of the same period known as a sanxian. The shamisen is made of wood and has a skin like a banjo made of dog, cat or recently of plastic.

 video by Rohan Gillett Rohan Gillett

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