FInal Fantasy Shamisen (Yoshitako Amano) and Odd Question of Building Cardboard Shamisen


#1
  1. FInal Fantasy Shamisen:

I have my own graphic designs, but thought there might be to embellish a cool toy shamisen for fun…anyway I found Y.Amano-san (illustrater of many beautiful manga), has designed a “Final Fantasy” style shamisen.

  1. Building a Shamisen out of cardboard workshop outline:
    https://shamisen-komatsuya.com/en/workshop/

Is there others here who have done a cardboard model Shamisen?

So a Semi-Final Fantasy for me would be to pick up a great instrument and do a workshop to build a cardboard shamisen as model, allowing me to go home and destroy old boxes until I create a usable by the dozen…

Well Kyle, I would book a Shamisen Camp reservation post haste or travel over the hill (long work hours even if local) if you would be able to do a Shamicamp to Build Your Own out of cardboard!

Hopefully this is fun inspiration…

Mari


#2

Hey there.

The cardboard shamisen and similar, cheaper alternatives to traditional shamisen aren’t uncommon. Not counting the archetypal cigarbox guitar or kankarajamisen, the first cardboard shamisen that I encountered actually originated in my area - the Shabo.

Billed as an Omiyage/Souvenir Shamisen in the local papers, a few subtypes have been released. Most recently the Shabo Premier which includes the round sided dou we’re all familiar with.

https://shami1000rakuya.com/category/item/shamisenbox/

For a period of time, the bachido store also carried the Shabo and its affiliated products.

Cheers.


#3

I :heart: Amano’s work .A playable version would be awesome though I think that would require moving the artwork to the dou.


#4

Thank you for the comments…I was thinking and also agree that it would be easier to have a decorative Dou.

Thanks also for commentary on cigarbox and novelty shamisens…I think my delight in an Amano style art or my own designs or even Kubo 2 Strings is better suited to fabric covers and bags…easier to change…

Mari