Kokeshi with Shamisen Charm Bead

  • Material 925 Sterling Silver
  • Product Weight 5 g
  • Size height 12-14 mm
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The shamisen, also called sangen (Japanese for "three strings") is a Japanese three-stringed plucked musical instrument used by Japanese storytellers or singers to accompany them during performances. The nearest European analogue of the samisen is the lute.
The samisen in its original form originated in the depths of Western Asia, from there it reached China (XIII century), where it was called "sanxian," then it moved to the Ryukyu Islands (present-day Okinawa) and only from there it reached Japan. This event is clearly marked in history-unlike the appearance of other musical instruments -and dates back to 1562.
The strings are made of silk or nylon, and the fingerboard has no frets, so it is believed that the musician must have a good ear to play the right notes. The samisen is usually played with a special plectrum.
One of the most famous examples is the contemporary Wagakki Band, which combines traditional Japanese instruments with Western electronic ones. The samisen, of course, is not the least important part of the musicians' work.
You can play literally anything on the Shamisen today. This is proved by numerous covers of contemporary songs
And, of course, the instrument is actively distributed all over the world: Japanese musicians travel to other countries to demonstrate their skills, and foreign musicians are not indifferent to the shamisen either.

Material 925 Sterling Silver
Product Weight 5 g
Size height 12-14 mm

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Sterling Silver

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Gold Plated Sterling Silver

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