Shamisen Night with Nakamura Ichinosuke

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TUJ students seated for Shamisen Night in TUJ's Mita Hall.

TUJ students seated for Shamisen Night in TUJ’s Mita Hall.

Shamisen musician and singer Nakamura Ichinosuke performing his songs

Shamisen musician and singer Nakamura Ichinosuke performing his songs “Seijrou’s Love”.

Ichinosuke's personal shamisens. He performed his music with the one placed on the left while students practiced with the one on the right.

Ichinosuke’s personal shamisens. He performed his music with the one placed on the left while students practiced with the one on the right.

TUJ students eagerly watching Ichinosuke tuning his shamisen before teaching his first student.

TUJ students eagerly watching Ichinosuke tuning his shamisen before teaching his first student.

Ichinosuke taking the time to instruct TUJ students on proper form and technique for playing the shamisen.

Ichinosuke taking the time to instruct TUJ students on proper form and technique for playing the shamisen.

Ichinosuke teaching a TUJ student how to properly bandage her fingers before playing the Shamisen.

Ichinosuke teaching a TUJ student how to properly bandage her fingers before playing the Shamisen.

The sheet music

The sheet music for the piece “Sakura” that Ichinosuke prepared for TUJ students to practice playing.

TUJ student happily playing the shamisen for the first time.

TUJ student happily learning to play the shamisen for the first time.

Ichinosuke helping a TUJ student practice proper form and technique.

Ichinosuke helping a TUJ student practice proper form and technique.

TUJ students had the opportunity to try out the shamisen on their own.

TUJ students had the opportunity to try out the shamisen on their own.

Group photo of Ichinosuke and TUJ students who attended Shamisen Night.

Group photo of Ichinosuke and TUJ students who attended Shamisen Night.

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