Japanese Traditional Instruments


In Tugaru district, there were blind Samisen playres called “Bosama”.They strolled the streets and played shamisen in front of each house.And they made a living by receiving a little money and rise.

Tugaru district is very cold and the wind is strong.The violent wind from the sea blow to the land.Then, the big wave crash on the shore.The rhythm “ zabu-n zabu-n” is sounded.And in the mountain, bamboo grass swing.The rhythm “za,za,za” is sounded.

The big nature give raise to the rhythm.That is the base of rhythm “Jongara“.
“Tugaru-syamisen” has come up from such environment.