Friday, 16 October 2015

Shovel Shamisen World Cup 2015

The Ninth Schop (Shovel) Jamisen World Cup 2015
平成27年 第9回 津軽すこっぷ三味線世界大会 (Tsugaru Sukoppu Jamisen Sekai Taikai)
Official Website (Japanese)

Tsugaru Shamisen (aka Tsugaru Jamisen) is a version of shamisen (a Japanese three-stringed lute played using a large pick) originating in the western (Tsugaru) side of Aomori Prefecture.

"Schop Jamisen" is an amusing imitation using a shovel for an instrument and a bottle cap opener in place of the pick to mimic the sound of an actual shamisen in a performance. It represents a new twist on a traditional Japanese instrument and performing art.

(Given the amount of snow in Aomori Prefecture, the shovel is quite the appropriate choice!)

Ninth Schop Scoop Shovel Shamisen World Cup 2015 poster 平成27年第9回津軽すこっぷ三味線世界大会 ポスター
Date: Sunday, December 6, 2015
Time: 11:00-16:30 (Doors Open 10:00)
Location: Elm Mall, Elm Hall (2nd Floor), Goshogawara City
エルム街ショッピングセンター エルムホール(2階) (map)
Admission: Free(?)

Elm Mall エルム街ショッピングセンター
517-1 Karakasayanagi, Fujimaki, 
Goshogawara-shi, Aomori-ken 037-0004 

Date: (Pre-Event) Saturday, December 5, 2015; (After-Party) Sunday, December 6, 2015
Time: 18:00~
Location: Live House Love Potion ライブハウスラブポーション (map)
Admission: 3000yen

More Information:
 Schop Jamisen World Cup Official Website (Japanese):

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