A short performance (Tsugaru Jonkara Bushi) followed by a comprehensive history of the not-so-ancient Japanese three-stringed fretless lute called Tsugaru shamisen.
Praise and glory to Mark Thornton, my joke writer/proprietor of the funk/death metal shamisen extravaganza that is God of Shamisen (my sensei’s band)! www.youtube.com/godofshamisen
As regards this video:
Tsugaru shamisen – Mike Penny