Preserve Tsugaru Shamisen | Niya | TEDxSapporo

05/09/2014 12:28:28

This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. NIya plays Tsugaru Shamisen a traditional instrument of Japan. At this talk he shares the fascinating theories and calls for immediate action to preserve the instrument and community which is decreasing every day.

Niya plays Tsugaru Shamisen energetically to convey the attractions of Japanese traditional music to the people all over the world. Niya has performed not only in Hokkaido but also Tokyo, New York Carnegie Hall, Taiwan Dalongdong Baoan Temple, and the Republic of Turkey. He has continued to play on a regular basis in live houses and clubs and challenge the novel possibilities of Tsugaru Shamisen. He has done numerous collaborations with various genres: DJ, fashion show, brass bands and so on. He performed at “a nation 2013 in Shibuya AX” sponsored by Avex in 2013.

He began to learn the Tsugaru Shamisen at the age of 7 and became an apprentice of Toshihiko Sato, the third generation of best Tsugaru Shamisen player in Japan.
He won third place in the junior section and first place in the ensemble in section of “Tsugaru Shamisen National Convention 2008,” which was held in Hirosaki, and took second place in Class B in 2012, first place in Class A in 2013 in ” Tsugaru Shamisen Japan Championship,” which was held in Aomori.

He makes efforts to teach his apprentices in place of his late teacher. He is also involved in music education as a instructor for high school students in the Sapporo area from 2012 to tell the next generation the charm of Tsugaru Shamisen.
Niya Sasaki is an up-and-coming Tsugaru Shamisen player who represents Hokkaido. He is currently a third-year student majoring in Media and Arts at the department of Lifelong Learning System at Hokusho University.

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Vanilla Lyle

at 00:28 the sneeze lol

08/06/2016
Susi Chan

It's almost next impossible to find a Japanese teacher to teach any of the japanese music instruments in the Seattle area.

24/05/2016
Jack X

would gladly learn one if they didn't cost thousands of dollars lol

07/04/2016
arufa87

忍弥さま

子供のタブレットを借りて投稿させて頂きます。

日本人達の庶民が風土と共に発展させて来た三味線文化

忍弥さまが気になる音……に目覚められ
サンタさんが願いを聴きいられお手元に三味線が届き

高校時代には一人暮らしの大変な中
一度は離れられましたが
三味線に戻られたその大切な時期に
敬愛されておられた
師匠を亡くされた喪失と不安を乗り越えられ
大和魂の深く宿った力強い演奏の
今日に至られた事に深い敬意を感じます。

忍弥さまはもとより日本人達が危惧している
日本の伝統文化の衰退を
日本の国をあげて早急に食い止めて欲しいと念願致します。


忍弥さまの益々のご活躍と
三味線文化の演奏並びに製作者さま方の
ご発展並びにご活躍を祈念申し上げます。

感謝 邂逅

27/07/2015
Sławek Ziółkowski

That was very pleasant. Thank you for work & art.

23/12/2014
Kevin Kmetz

Great Tsugaru Shamisen playing!

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