Thursday, June 3, 2010

"If you have three strings (a shamisen), you can eat."

Shamisen are the trademark instruments of the geisha, and the title of this post comes from a saying that Liza Dalby quoted in her anthropological study of these amazing women.

But I don't really think that they would have had performances like THESE in mind, hmm?

I got this one from Facebook friends. No idea where THEY got it from, but this is pretty neat.

And then the related videos list includes none other than Kitano Takeshi in another duel of tap shoes vs. a shamisen. I can't embed it, so have the link instead: here.

You know, I once DID a semester of tap in university - and I was very bad at it! Lack of coordination and weak legs for the fail! These guys are just absolute masters.

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