Tsugaru Shamisen : From Region to Nation (and Beyond) and Back Again

  title={Tsugaru Shamisen : From Region to Nation (and Beyond) and Back Again},
  author={H. Johnson},
  journal={Asian Music},
  pages={100 - 75}
This is a study of Tsugaru shamisen, a well-known music genre and musical instrument with the same name that has distinct roots in the Tsugaru district of Aomori prefecture in northern Japan.' Tsugaru shamisen has a recognized home in Tsugaru, as is indexed in the first word of the genre's name, but today it is widely known and found throughout Japan - and beyond- and considered a unique Japanese music style. The genre is recognized within the Tsugaru district as holding a special place in the… Expand

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