Cosmo Shamisen #000 (working title)

THE BASICS OF SHAMISEN & ELECTRIC SHAMISEN

Live at 12pm on Sun March 27, 2011 (JST) at Cosmo Gakki in Yokkaichi, the monthly live cast about Japanese musics including traditional to contemporary. We introduced Japanese traditional instruments and Maestro Hiroshi's invention, Electric Shamisen.

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Cosmo Gakki (コスモ楽器) is 158 year old music instruments store in Yokkaichi Mie Japan. In addition to Japanese traditional instruments, they sell variety of western instruments.

YokosoNews asked Hiroshi KItagawa (北川浩), the owner of Cosmo Gakki to introduce Shamisen and other Japanese traditional instruments.

Hiroshi-san is also Shamisen craftsman who can make and create Shamisen.

Although we planned to have professional shamisen musician with us, we had to postpond for a week due to the earthquake.

 

Watch the recorded video

Maetro Hiroshi-san introduced shamisen, ate curry at the music store, introduced electric shamisen and other Japanese traditional instruments.

YokosoNews and Cosmo Gakki will broadcast monthly music program.

 

Photos

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The electric shamisen has the plug at the bottom of shamisen

 

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Cosmo Gakki store mainly displays guitars. You wouldn't think that the store has 158 years history.

 

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Shamisen in the middle of guitars

 

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The cozy interior of Cosmo Gakki

 

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Cosmo Gakki

11:00am~8:00pm, Closed on Tuesday

〒510-0086 三重県四日市市諏訪栄町19番8号
19-8 Suwasakae, Yokkaichi, Mie, 510-0086, Japan

TEL: +81- (0)59-351-2268
FAX: +81- (0)59-355-0203

Rakuten Online - Entrance
http://search.borderless.rakuten.com/borderless/search.action?sid=shamita&l=en

Rakuten Online - Japanese Instruments
http://search.borderless.rakuten.com/borderless/search.action?k=&tl=203019&l=en&sid=shamita

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