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Photograph by Nathan Hoover
delights audiences by combining traditional
with modern musical elements.
An American raised in Japan, Masaya studied with Tsugaru Shamisen masters
Akihito Narumi and Kazuo Yasukore.
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The Shamisen is a 3 stringed lute originally from China, and imported to Japan in the 16th century.
Tsugaru shamisen is unique and percussive style developed in the snowy mountains of Tsugaru, in Northern Japan.
For Shamisen Concerts and Lessons: call Masaya (a.k.a., Kevin Kmetz) at 541-517-4693 or e-mail him.