Ozashiki Shamisen

About Ozashiki Shamisen at Toyoakimoto: While popular geisha Shamisen music like Hauta and Kouta focus mostly on singing, Ozashiki Shamisen is largely instrumental. It is mainly instrumental and used mostly as interlude music before the featured geisha ladies appear, or to fill time in large parties and gatherings.

Collaborators

Chizuru Kineya

Chizuru Kineya (稀音家千鶴) is a Nagauta Shamisen artist and an accredited master…

Melody Takata

Melody Takata grew up in the Japanese American (JA) community of Los…

Yoshinojo Fujima

Chicago-area native, Yoshinojo Fujima (a.k.a Rika Lin) is an interdiscplinary performing artist,…