Need Sources For Research Paper!


I’m doing a research paper on shamisen for a course, and I’m looking to see if anyone can recommend any materials(or maybe even is open for an interview)? The paper’s about shamisen construction, to be a little more specific. I’d really appreciate literally any information that anyone could provide, no matter what it might be.

Thanks in advance!

I’d check out Shamisen of Japan by @Kyle_Abbot. It is the best English language book I know of about shamisen construction. You might also give him a shout too as he might know of other sources that would be of use to you.

Good luck!

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I actually just ordered it a few days ago!

Here’s a link to an earlier post on my Master’s thesis. I can’t post the thesis here, but send my an email address in a private message and I will send you the full pdf.



Good to see you on the forums again.

Would you be opposed to sharing it with me too? I’ll shoot you a dm with an email.

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Thanks so much! This will certainly come in handy for my paper :slight_smile:

Of course, I’d be happy to, Christopher!

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Hey Gerry! Are you still at your ‘kyoto’ or ‘splash’ email address? I have an interesting proposition for you!