Tsugaru Shamisen Unit

Hayate Official Site

Hayate is a Tsugaru-shamisen music performance unit, produced by Kenichi Yoshida, the younger one of the Yoshida Brothers. They have been grouped under Kenichi’s philosophy that to create “opportunities” for talented young shamisen players beyond various styles to seek their true sounds with creativity, and develop their performances by learning from each other. Although players are just-around-20 years old, their powerful performance motivated with their confidence and harmonization deliver remarkable impression to us; which is more than traditional shamisen music.