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Learn Japanese guitar "Shamisen"

music lesson

Learn Japanese guitar "Shamisen"

40 reviews
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Duration
1 hour
Group size
Up to 4 people
Includes
Food, Drinks, Equipment
Hosted in
English
music lesson

Learn Japanese guitar "Shamisen"

music lesson

Learn Japanese guitar "Shamisen"

40 reviews
Check local COVID-19-related recommendations or restrictions before booking. In-person Airbnb Experiences are available in this region. Please review and follow local COVID-19-related recommendations or restrictions.
Duration
1 hour
Group size
Up to 4 people
Includes
Food, Drinks, Equipment
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

☆Experience a Shamisen in Kyoto, the home of traditional musical instruments☆ 1 hour lesson Safety lesson limited to one group per day. Therefore, I recommend that you apply early. Shamisen is a Japanese traditional instrument that resembles a guitar. The sounds play by the three silk strings are very beautiful and cool. It's a bit difficult, but everyone will surely feel fun. I am a professional musician who has been teaching for 27 years, so even beginners can enjoy playing. ◇First, learn the basics of Syamisen. ◇Next, we will practice the traditional Japanese song. ◇Finally, you play the Shamisen duo with me. Please take a video to commemorate. If you can play it well, you can do an ensemble of your shamisen and my koto. Let's try it! ◇The venue is a traditional house in Kyoto, where you can see a beautiful view of Nijo Castle from the window. After the experience, it is tea time with green tea and traditional sweets. While enjoying drinking tea, you can enjoy traditional Japanese manners. * Here is a very precious traditional Kyoto architectural residence, built 90 years ago. Because it is a private residence, travelers can not usually enter. Only experience guests can enter the house specially. The venue is in front of Nijo Castle, very accessible place. 5 minutes walk from Nijo Castle main gate.

Sachiko's commitment to safety

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Sachiko

Hello! Here is traditional strings class at the central area of Kyoto. I am a professional musician and composer of shamisen, koto and guitar, native Kyoto born and raised in Kyoto. I play at many concerts in Kyoto. It has been 28 years since I started the classroom here. In addition to this classroom, I have been teaching for many years in junior high school music classes and junior and senior high school traditional music clubs. I want many people to experience the wonderfulness of traditional musical instruments. Please try it when you come to Kyoto. I look forward to playing with you! Sachiko Kanbara classroom site http://r.goope.jp/sachikokan

What's included

Food
Japanese confectionery. Japanese Seasonal Sweets. It depends on the season.
Drinks
Japanese green tea. Cold tea on hot days, warm tea on cold days.
Equipment
Syamisen for practice

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Where you'll be

This place is a historically important area. In June 2020, the ruins of the government building of the Edo period were excavated in the immediate vicinity. It's the perfect place for you to feel the tradition. The venue is a very precious traditional Kyoto architectural residence. Because it is a private residence, travelers can not usually enter. Only experience guests can enter the house specially. About five minutes from the main gate of Nijo

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Cancellation policy

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Guest requirements

Up to 4 guests ages 12 and up can attend.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

More tips

The view from the window of the venue is very good in the afternoon time. But if you can come only in the morning or evening, please consult me. There is a day I can host if my schedule matches.

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Sachiko
Learn Japanese guitar "Shamisen"
40 reviews
From £52/person
40 reviews
From £52/person