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Yoshida Brothers - Ibuki

The Yoshida Brothers (吉田兄弟 Yoshida Kyōdai) are Japanese musicians who have released several albums on the Domo Records label.

The two brothers are performers of the traditional Japanese music style of… 114 more words


Facebook Status Compilation #50

May Part III

May 15th: Did a food word relay with 8th grade that I’ve done before with 7th graders…(which meant that they didn’t know what toast or lemons actually were hehehe) The Most-Taiwanese-Answer-I’ve-Ever-Heard-In-Class Award after I said “This is not a lemon” goes to Lichi who exclaimed “Na si senme!? 325 more words

Festival Asia: In Conversation with the Japanese shamisen player Hibiki Ichikawa and Enka singer Akari Mochizuki

Picture courtesy of the photographer

What is the shamisen? I didn’t know much about it until I came across Hibiki Ichikawa, a Japanese shamisen player. 1,247 more words


A visitor from Norway

In June I finally managed to take a good picture of a lighting flash. I’d tried many times before, but this time I could take a good one in the end. 201 more words


は な わ ち え - Chie Hanawa (は -HA な -NA わ -WA ち -CHI え -E)

Hanawa Chie (Japanese practice is to list surname first) is a young Japanese mistress of the Tsugaru Shamisen, an ancient stringed instrument akin to the banjo and likely derived from the Chinese… 293 more words

Neat People

Music may be universal but instruction isn't

I have been learning Tsugaru Shamisen now for about three years. I love the instrument. I’ve tried to learn several instruments in my life. This is the first time I’ve found an instrument that speaks to me.   751 more words


Domo ArigaDIE!!! - Day 10 - Video Curation - God of Shamisen: Tower Storm Attack (#DomoArigaDIE!!!)

We made it to DAY 10. Thank you for keeping up with these posts. 20 more to go, so stay tuned. In the meantime, if you want to help support my work, please consider purchasing a copy of… 124 more words

Jamie Grefe