Asakusa Arts Program Gives You the Chance to Play the Shamisen

Arts Council Tokyo is holding various programs for those who are not familiar with traditional Japanese culture, including visitors from abroad. The council calls this program for interacting with authentic traditional culture and performing arts “Approaching Tokyo Tradition.”

As part of that program, the council is holding Nagauta shamisen workshops every third Sunday from Sep 16, 2018 to Feb 17, 2019. The workshops take place at the Asakusa Culture Tourist Information Center.

“Nagauta” is a traditional Japanese music played alongside kabuki theater. The program offers guests performances by professional musicians and the opportunity to play shamisen themselves.

For more information, see the official website (English available) or PR TIMES (Japanese only)

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