You can play Wabi shamisen that describes Japanese landscapes and sing Sabi songs that you can enjoy with the emotion of Japanese words.
Imagining the emotions behind the melody and words as you practice together.
You can enrich Japanese feelings through our classes.
Hakumai taught along to the student’s pace, so you can immediately become an attractive shamisen player.
Why don’t you enjoy the exciting shamisen life together?
It can be held at any time with advance reservation! Higashiyama Sanjo classroom in Kyoto only.
(You can choose to play only, listen only, or both play and listen.)
Hakumai devised a playing method that makes it easy and beautiful to play, and arranged songs for beginners. We will practice slowly so don’t worry about it. In the 20-minute course, you will be able to play the traditional Japanese song “Iroha Uta,” and in the 50-minute course, you will be able to play seasonal children’s songs. Hakumai sings the song and plays the main melody, so even those who have never played an instrument can enjoy playing together.
Even if you have never touched traditional culture, Hakumai will explain it so that you can enjoy the sound of the shamisen. If you know the Japanese culture from the sound, maybe the way you feel about things will change? ! We recommend that you take it before sightseeing in Kyoto!
The shamisen we have prepared has tuned to the 528Hz, which has a relaxed effect and John Lennon focused on. With the classic sound quality, the more you listen to it, the more you play it, the more relaxed you will be. When you finish your practice, you will be refreshed.
※Shamisen is available for free rental.
Higashiyama Sanjo classroom
The shamisen hands-on class can be delivered with a live performance.
We have regular classes. Please check the Japanese pages.
A.No problem! Everyone starts from the beginning.
A.Hakumai was a tone-deaf before.
A.No. And even it’s OK to take only singing lessons.
Japanese Sound Experience Designer
Was born in 1982, Tokyo. Now lives in Kyoto.
In 2002, studied performing arts centered on physical expression at Kyoto Art and Design University and started playing nagauta (BGM for Kabuki, kind of J-POP in the Edo period) in a university circle. From 2007, became a nagauta player and performed at Kabukiza, National Theater, Minamiza, Shochikuza, National Bunraku Theater, Gokagai Kaburenjo, etc.
In 2014, started solo performances as Yamada Hakumai. Now playing, creating, and giving lessons to feel WABI-SABI.
Playing shamisen and singing not only classical nagauta but also Japanese old songs, children’s songs and original songs.
In the singing and shamisen class, providing lessons to enrich the Japanese sensibility.