Indiana State Fair: "Bridges to Japan" Exhibition
August 6 - 22, 2010
(Japanese Musical Instrument)
The Shamisen, which means "three flavor strings", is a three-stringed musical instrument played with a pick called a bachi. The shamisen is similar in length to a guitar, but its neck is much slimmer and without frets. Its drum-like rounded rectangular body, known as the dō, is taut front and back with skin in the manner of a banjo, and amplifies the sound of the strings.
Local musician Garret Uyeno will be playing this traditional Japanese instrument throughout the fair.
“Bridges to Japan” at the Indiana State Fair: Performance Times
Tuesday, August 10: 2:30 pm, 4:30 pm, 6:30 pm
Monday, August 16: 11:00 am, 1:00 pm
Tuesday, August 17: 12:00 pm, 2:00 pm, 4:00 pm
Thursday, August 19: 3:00 pm, 4:00 pm, 6:30 pm
Please use the links below to find descriptions and photos of the many activities that will be taking place at the "Bridges to Japan" Exhibition.