The late Shimura Ken on Shamisen

As some of you may know, comedian Shimura Ken was the first Japanese celebrity lost to the coronavirus. What some of you might not know is that he could rock the shamisen.

Rest in peace, Shimura-san.

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Aw, I didn’t realize he was such an accomplished shamisen player. Truly a man of many talents.

I saw him play once before in this clip, but I was completely in shock at the time that Kitano was tap-dancing. I didn’t see that is was Shimura accompanying him.