Shamisen (Japanese Guitar) Experience

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Explore the intriguing world of traditional Japanese music with the shamisen. Discover how one of the most distinctive sounds in Japanese culture is produced, and learn the basic techniques to playing a tsuguru shamisen, a three-stringed musical instrument not disimilar to a guitar. After, participants have the unique opportunity to experience the Okinawan shamisen (the jabisen), an instrument with an ancient past often likened to a banjo.

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HIGHLIGHT

◆ Learn how to play the versatile Japanese shamisen
◆ Discover shamisen's history and its influence on Japanese music
◆ Experience two types of shamisen: the popular tsuguru shamisen and the ancient Okinawan jabisen

WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT

This program explores the intriguing world of traditional Japanese music through the shamisen, one of the most distinctive instruments in Japanese culture.

In this experience, you will learn from a nationally-accredited instructor how to play the tsugaru shamisen, a three-stringed musical instrument not disimilar to a guitar. Characterized by its thick neck and strings, it is played by plucking the strings with a wide, heavy plectrum to create the graceful variety of strong and delicate sounds found in much of Japan's folk music.

After the lesson, you will then have the unique opportunity to experience the Okinawan shamisen, the jabisen. This is a banjo-like instrument with a long past and unique sound.

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Price List 

1 Person 2 People 3 People 4 People
¥ 10,000 ¥ 14,000 ¥ 18,000 ¥ 22,000

*Tax not included (Japanese tax currently stands at 10% of purchase price)

CANCELLATION POLICY

If you cancel your reservation, the following cancellation fees and remittance charges will be charged:
• Less than 24 hours before, on the departure day, or cancellation without notice: 100% of the program fee

PROGRAM FEE

Basic Fee (Per Group)
6,000JPY
Fee per Person
4,000JPY

Total Price = Basic Fee + Fee per Person * Number of Participants + Tax

STARTING TIME
at any time.
DURATION
60 - 90mins
LOCATION

Grand TJT (Tokyo)

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INCLUSIONS

• Nationally-accredited shamisen instructor
• Shamisen instrument rental 

EXCLUSIONS

• Hotel pick up or drop off 
• Food and drinks

NOTIFICATIONS

◆ Our services are mainly offered in English. Other languages ​​(including Chinese, French, Spanish, German, Italian, and Russian) are also available. If you would like to request this tour in a language other than English, please inquire at info@truejapantours.com as soon as possible. 
◆Program duration is an estimate. It is subject to change depending on the number of participants and/or certain conditions.
◆ Please advise us if you have any religious or health restrictions, or allergies, and if you would like to request any special care for participants (including children).
◆ Please follow the guide's instruction during the program. We shall not be responsible for any accidents caused by disregard of the instructions.
◆ Our business hours are from 9:00am to 6:00pm on weekdays. For inquiries received outside business hours, we will look into them and respond on the next business day.

Note: The booking deadline for this program is 3:00pm 2 business days (Japan Standard Time) prior to the program. When booking after this deadline, please email us at info@truejapantours.com. Please note that any programs booked after the deadline without an inquiry will not be guaranteed.

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