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MOVIES

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List of Product Introduction Movies of Komatsuya.

  • Nagauta-shamisen (using Ripple), Ogie-bushi, Yashima - YouTube

    Nagauta-shamisen (using Ripple), Ogie-bushi, Yashima

    Performance: Jushin Ogie, Ogie-bushi shamisen player
    Thanks to: Historical Residence(KOMINKA-EN) of Sagamihara-shi

  • Komatsuya Shamisen Manufacturing - Craftsmanship - YouTube

    Komatsuya Shamisen Manufacturing - Craftsmanship

    Komatsuya Shamisen Craftsmen - Handmade traditional techniques

  • Tsugaru-shamisen (using Ripple), Tsugaru Jongara-bushi - Kyokubiki (shamisen solo performance) - YouTube

    Tsugaru-shamisen (using Ripple), Tsugaru Jongara-bushi - Kyokubiki (shamisen solo performance)

    Performance: Masamitsu Takasaki, Tsugaru-shamisen player
    Thanks to: Historical Residence(KOMINKA-EN) of Sagamihara-shi

  • An artificial skin, Ripple, and a high-class Yotsukawa skin for Nagauta-shamisen - YouTube

    An artificial skin, Ripple, and a high-class Yotsukawa skin for Nagauta-shamisen

    Sound analysis at the Japan Acoustic Lab. A Ripple shamisen and a real skin shamisen are played by turns to constitute a tune.
    Please listen with your own ears.
    Can you distinguish the sound of a Ripple from the sound of a real skin?

  • Coming soon

    Shami-Komachi (using Ripple)
    Akita Oguro-mai - Tsugaru Jinku - Nambu Tawaratsumi-uta - Tsugaru Tanto-bushi

    Performance: Masamitsu Takasaki, Tsugaru-shamisen player
    Thanks to: Historical Residence(KOMINKA-EN) of Sagamihara-shi

Players Profile

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Masamitsu Takasaki (Tsugaru-shamisen)

Born in 1985 in Tomakomai City in Hokkaido. Takasaki was born and raised in a Minyo (Japanese folk song) family, and started at the age of 3 learning the Minyo and Japanese drums from his grandfather.
From the age of 10, Takasaki studied for 8 years under the late Toshihiko Sato, a professional Tsugaru shamisen player and the Sato-ryu Iemoto (head of the Sato school). Takasaki continued playing the Tsugaru-shamisen and Minyo-shamisen, while experiencing various stage performances, such as professional singer stages and local performances, and accompanying performances at Minyo conventions. At the age of 14, Takasaki was crowned as a junior champion at the Tsugaru-shamisen National Convention (present Tsugaru-shamisen International Convention). Takasaki also became several times No. 1 for group performance in Japan.
Not only in Japan, but also internationally, Takasaki has performed at international stages, such as the New York Carnegie Hall and the Sydney Opera House. Takasaki also performs in school educational videos by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology and lectures as a special lecturer on Tsugaru-shamisen performance.
In 2017, Takasaki and his younger brother, Tetsuomi, were awarded for wining the third place in the duo section of All Japan Tsugaru-shamisen Contest (in Nagoya).

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Jushin Ogie (Ogie-bushi)

Born in 1980 in Kamakura, now lives in Kamakura. Ogie was born and raised in the Iemoto family of the Ogie-bushi, a traditional performing art. Ogie first performed at the age of 6, playing “Yamanba” at the National Theatre. Ogie studied the Ogie-bushi under the Iemoto Juyu Ogie, his grandfather, and Juei Ogie, his father. He also studied Nagauta under the master Hisayuki Imafuji and the master Chotatsuro Imafuji.
Ogie performs as an Ogie-bushi shamisen player in dancing performances at the National Theatre and the Kabukiza Theatre, and also appears on TV and radio. Ogie participates in local performances of kabuki actors and classical Japanese dancers, including the 12th Danjuro Ichikawa, Tamasaburo Bando, Shikan Nakamura and Jakuemon Nakamura.Ogie also contributes to dissemination activities for traditional performing arts and succession activities as an heir of the Ogie-bushi, giving concerts at quaint old temples in his hometown Kamakura and providing workshops.