Tsugaru Shamisen plays the song SAIGO no Ice Cream by Kyary Pamyu Pamyu. Last year I recorded the Shamisen parts for the soundtrack of Kubo and the Two Strings. This was before that time. 津軽三味線 Yes I admit… TSUGARU SHAMISEN or Tsugaru-jamisen as some like to say. I was inspired to learn how to play the Shamisen after witnessing a LIVE CONCERT by Takahashi Chikuzan when I was just 14 years old. But back in those days I thought that the Shamisen world was like the Shaolin Temple. I didn`t know anything. As I grew older I started to study the Shamisen and became inspired by players such as Masahiro Nitta and the Yoshida brothers and Kinoshita Shinichi. All these players were in the film OVERDRIVE which became known as the THREE String Samurai. Yeah. 3 string samurai. So anyway next came NITABOH and finally last year Kubo and the Two Strings.