Hiroshi on Guitar and Kevin on Shamisen. Rocking out in Misawa, Japan
Shamisen played by American, Electric Guitar played by Japanese!
Gotta love Misawa, Japan! Close by is the Wood Company where Masato Yonaiyama plays American Blues guitar. In Hirosaki lives Gareth Burns another Gaijin Shamisen artist who is gaining popularity in northern Japan. Folk songs like Ringo bushi and Jongara bushi helped to create the style called Tsugaru Shamisen. Electric Guitar is also popular in Japan. Mike Penny is an American Shamisen virtuoso. I sometimes like to listen to Jpop such as Nishino Kana, Ikimono Gakari and Kyary Pamyu Pamyu