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Cultural Performance: Shinobue Flute & Tsugaru Shamisen

Photo by Nina Johnson

Join us for a free musical performance featuring shinobue flute and Tsugaru shamisen by Yumi Torimaru. This cultural performance will be held from 1:15 to 2:15pm in the Jordan Schnitzer Japanese Arts Learning Center.

Shinobue is a Japanese side-blown bamboo flute that has a high-pitched sound. Traditionally shinobue is an important part of the music of festivals, folk songs, Shinto ritual, and theater performances of kabuki and Noh.

The shamisen is a three-stringed traditional Japanese musical instrument derived from the Chinese instrument sanxian. The Tsugaru shamisen originated from Tsugaru Peninsula in present-day Aomori Prefecture and is widely used throughout Japan.