Definition of Shamisens
1. shamisen [n] - See also: shamisen
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Shamisens
Literary usage of Shamisens
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. In Japan: Pilgrimages to the Shrines of Art by Gaston Migeon (1908)
"... slow nasal chants rise to the accompaniment of the shamisens which prelude the little fetes of all the neighbouring restaurants. ..."
2. In Japan: Pilgrimages to the Shrines of Art by Gaston Migeon (1908)
"The shamisens emerge from their silken cases ; they tune them and begin to sing. Their voices are hoarse and discordant, and the song is punctured by mewing ..."
3. Monthly Consular and Trade Reports by United States Bureau of Manufactures (1882)
"The cries of the people, the chanting of the priests, the sound of gongs, the music of shamisens, the naked (except the girdle cloth) bron/ed figures of the ..."