For anyone wishing to practice, here's a good video.
The instrument is available in many gift stores throughout the islands.
One of these musical instruments has been taking up space in my office.
Today, I decided to use it as a photographic subject.
Still not sure, which, I like best. Maybe, I'll try some Okinawan fabric next time.
The research, led me to something about this instrument, I had never known.
It was introduced to Okinawa by a famous singer.
Now deceased, he was the father of another musician, Kina Shoukichi.
Read more about it at The Power of Okinawa
Kina the younger, had one heck of a good band, back in the good old days.
Recently, he got himself into politics and, got whooped really bad.
Politics and, I don't really agree with each other but, I can play the sanba.
Maybe, I should look that guy, Kina Shoukichi up.
If he'll teach me how to play the sanshin and sing, I'll show him how to play the sanba !