Shamisen Workshop with Yumiko Tanaka
Held in conjunction with Dogugaeshi
Saturday, November 2, 1 PM
1 pm–5 pm
Used in kabuki and bunraku puppet theater, the three-stringed shamisen is one of the most central musical instruments in Japanese traditional theater. Master shamisen player Yumiko Tanaka from Tokyo leads a workshop on playing and chanting techniques specific to the shamisen. The session includes a short demonstration performance by Tanaka and NY-based shamisen player Yoko Reikano Kimura, who also joins the workshop.
Max. 12 people. Some music experience preferred.
Participant tickets for this event are SOLD OUT
Observer tickets ($9/$6 Japan Society members) are available by calling (212) 715-1258 or visiting the Japan Society Box Office.