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Shamisen - A Traditional Japanese Instrument

The shamisen 三味線 is a traditional Japanese instrument often associated with bunraku puppet theater, kabuki theater, and geisha and maiko performances. It is also called a samisen or sangen somtimes. The name, shamisen, literally translates as “three strings,” referring to the three strings on the…

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