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Variant of shamisen.


(Instruments) a variant of shamisen


(ˈsæm əˌsɛn)

a guitarlike Japanese musical instrument having an extremely long neck and three strings.
[1610–20; < Japanese « Chinese sānxia three-string banjo]
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Noun1.samisen - a Japanese stringed instrument resembling a banjo with a long neck and three strings and a fretted fingerboard and a rectangular soundboxsamisen - a Japanese stringed instrument resembling a banjo with a long neck and three strings and a fretted fingerboard and a rectangular soundbox; played with a plectrum
stringed instrument - a musical instrument in which taut strings provide the source of sound
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Finally, just as we had engaged a Japanese orchestra, and as the first strains of the samisens and taikos were rising, through the paper-walls came a wild howl from the street.
Hamlet in the Rented World opens with a black screen and sounds of preparation, plus some strummed Kabuki samisen music.
Therefore, MEXT has designated individual actors (including leading role actors, female role actors, supporting role actors) and singers as well as the group consisting of the highly-skilled performers (including more than 180 actors, samisen (three-stringed musical instrument) players, drummers and narrators) as Holders of the Important Intangible Cultural Property.
For example, as Good King Wenceslas is played on a samisen with Bunraku-like puppets performing the parts of the children, the emotional values associated with these cultural values are radically altered.
Como el galan espanol se burlo de los exoticos y extravagantes rituales de la bella japonesa, esta se vengo ridiculizando a los martires de Nagasaki con una cancion, al son del samisen.
As an exchange student in Japan during high school, Dalby developed proficiency in the Japanese language and the samisen [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII], the stringed instrument played by geisha and associated with them since the Edo period.
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The performance will be accompanied by samisen music, composed and performed by Yumiko Tanaka.
No obstante, Kawabata toca este argumento y el escenario donde se desarrolla con el mismo virtuosismo que se le exige al interprete del samisen, logrando generar una belleza unica y sublime.
While the wrapping motif recurs throughout the novella as part of the narrative--nightingales in paneled cages or Sasuke practicing the samisen in a dark closet, the most elaborated wrapping is seen in the relationship between the two protagonists and in the narrative itself.
El muchacho de Asakusa (como se titulan sus memorias) lo lleva en la sangre, crecio escuchando ensayar a su abuela, narradora y ejecutante de samisen para teatro de marionetas.