Mitsune foto ShariMarks

Mitsune is an eccentric folk fusion band that creates a unique blend of traditional Japanese folk music and modern influences such as oriental blues, jazz, rock and dance beats. With a powerful trio of shamisen players, accompanied by percussion and double bass, they take their love for Japanese folk music to the next level. The heart and soul of Mitsune is the Tsugaru shamisen, a 3-stringed Japanese lute. Mitsune both honours and modernises shamisen tradition, conveying folklore imagery, personal and cultural stories and raw emotion through this ancient instrument. They perform reimagined Japanese folk songs and original compositions filled with virtuosity, driving beats and wild group vocals. On stage, Mitsune delivers a visual and sartorial feast, where traditional meets avant-garde, their shows spiced with an ever-present sense of joy and fantasy.

Photo ShariMarks


Posted on

3 May 2024