Everybody! Thanks to our good buddy Lihao, I got the link for the live streaming broadcast of the Hirosaki Taikai! Cheer us on, yeah?
Even if you don’t want to cheer us on (what are you, some kind of asshole panda?), it’ll still be a great way to see some of the world’s best shamisen players. If you’ve only got a little bit of time to spare, I would highly recommend tuning in on the second day. Das when the pros come out, and we’re talking Yoshida bros, Sibata sibs, Kmetz singles and whatnot. And it’s all free!