#287 Shamisen

Shamisen/三味線 means ‘three strings‘… and that’s it.

A shamisen is a traditional Japanese instrument played with a triangular plectrum.

shamisen

Check out the rustic and tangy sound yourself:

It makes for an epic sound that alludes to feudal Japan.

Shamisen can be played alone or with other instruments in an ensemble.

It often accompanied bunraku puppet theatre and also geisha are well-known for their shamisen skills.
bunraku

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