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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.


Jordan Schnitzer Japanese Arts Learning Center

The Jordan Schnitzer Japanese Arts Learning Center was designed to be the cultural, educational, and architectural hub of the new Cultural Village. “With a new classroom, library, and performance space, the Learning Center provides an open and welcoming space where visitors can learn more about the culture that gave us the Japanese garden art form,”