Nikkei Matsuri

  • Nikkei Place Burnaby, BC Canada

Hiroshi Yamaguchi - tsugaru shamisen
Alcvin Ryuzen Ramos - shakuhachi, shinobue
Kozue Matsumoto - koto
Eien Hunter-Ishikawa - taiko

Hiroshi Yamaguchi (tsugaru shamisen) 
津軽三味線 山口ひろし
Hiroshi began his musical studies at the age of four with his father Koji Yamaguchi. He first studied Tsugaru Shamisen under the tutelage of Katsuhiro Chiba and began placing and winning national competitions at a young age. In 2001 he completed his graduate degree from the Department of Traditional Japanese Music at Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music. He has performed for high profile audiences such as playing Tate Shamisen for the Imperial prince, Mikasanomiya Takahito. Hiroshi has done extensive international tours including Austria, Canada, China, Croatia, Germany, Korea, Spain, Thailand, Vietnam, the United Kingdom, and the USA.