Making of the Shamisen – Dou – Part 2


Making of the Shamisen – Dou – Part 2 Updated Note: This was the very first attempt at making a tsugaru shamisen. Three years later, I’ve made an exact (at least, “close enough”) duplicate of a tsugaru shamisen and have made a book to teach you how to do the same. This book, Shamisen of Japan, gives you full instructions on how to make and play tsugaru shamisen. If you are interested in tsugaru shamisen, check it out!

I’m making the Dou (body) which required lots of pounding.

I filmed this myself with a light plastic tripod and when I pounded with the hammer, the room shook which meant the camera shook. Please excuse me if the frame jolts after each *booom* (more)