Attaching the Third String


Hey, Y’all! I just started shamisen and I have been having difficulty putting my third sting on. I’ve seen kyle video but there’s still something I’m missin’. If anyone’s got pointers I’d really appreciate it.


Hey there.

Do a tight double loop on the neo, pull it up to the itomaki, pull out an extra long length to accommodate the slip and rotate the itomaki to twine the string around the peg and the excess string, bracing it with friction.

If you’re still struggling after this, you can put a small knot at the itomaki end to brace it until the tension can hold the string.


I had a hard time getting that double not but I’ll definitely use the itomaki. Thank you!