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Tsugaru Shamisen Hall

Tsugaru Shamisen Hall opened in 2000 in honor of Nitabo (known as the founder of Tsugaru shamisen music), his disciples and Gunpachiro Shirakawa, who is revered as the god of Tsugaru shamisen music. Many materials are displayed in the exhibition room, including a variety of Japanese shamisen instruments and other string instruments from around the world, to illustrate the history of Tsugaru shamisen music that originated from various skills developed through the strenuous efforts of blind people who suffered cruel fates in the olden days. Visitors can enjoy the tones of these string instruments. A live performance of Tsugaru shamisen music is given every day in this multi-purpose hall, where visitors can directly experience the charm of Tsugaru shamisen music.

Hours open (May to October): 08:30 to 18:00; (November to April): 09:00 to 17:00
Closed December 29
Admission 500 yen for adults;
300 yen for senior high school and college students;
200 yen for elementary and junior high school students
Address 189-3 Asahiyama, Kanagi-machi, Goshogawara City, Aomori Prefecture

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