Yojiro Kashiwa III.

Nagauta Shamisen Master



In the midst of one of the most vibrant living art of Edo(1603-1868), I introduce myself, Youjiro Kashiwa, a third generation player of shamisen.
I hope this information will help to interest you so that I may share with you the art of shamisen that has developed along with Japanese theatrical arts like Kabuki .
Through the plays of shamisen, there will be rehearsals, stories and events recorded.
Thank you in advance for listening!



Nagauta Shamisen Master,
Yojiro Kashiwa III. 

Yojiro Kashiwa was born in 1983 in Tokyo, where he studied shamisen from age five under Fumiko Imafuji, making his first appearance on stage at age six.
His father, Isaburo Kashiwa III was a noted Kabuki nagauta shamisen player. Kabuki relatives also include Isaburo Kashiwa II, Mitsugoro Bando IX (grandfather), Mitsugoro Bando X (uncle), and Minosuke Bando II (cousin).

Nagauta Shamisen Master,

Yojiro Kashiwa III. 





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Yojiro Kashiwa Home Practice

Place:  Chuo-ku, Tokyo
Monthly tuition fee schedule:  Once a month:  5,000 yen, Twice a month:  8,000 yen, Three times a month:  10,000 yen, More than three times a month:  5,000 yen/lesson.
Select the number of desired lessons. Students are free to choose a different number of lessons each month.
Description:  30-minute one-on-one lessons
Dates:  Determined based on my performance schedule and my students’ schedules. Contact me using the Contact Form.


Sendai Studio

Location:  Osuga Residence, Aramachi 42, Wakabayashi Ward, Sendai city, Miyagi prefecture.
Tel. :  022-217-2331
Tuition fee schedule:  8,000 yen/lesson plus 4,000 yen in expenses per month in which the student takes lesson(s) (expenses include round-trip transportation, studio overhead, etc.).
Description:  Lessons are 30 minutes each. Because of the travel distance, lesson days are once a month, and I cannot stay overnight in Sendai. I therefore recommend taking two lessons on the same day, for example alternating with another student or taking a break between two lessons.
Date:  I travel for lessons once a month, on days where I do not have a kabuki performance or other engagements. Please contact me using the Contact Form.


Group Classes

Place:  Sawada Photo Shop (Bunkyo-ku Honkomagome)
Fee:  ¥4,000/person
Content:  this is a group session
Practice days:  Please join the group class instead of the 1-to-1 classes or if you would like to practice with family or friends.Dates will be published on the official website and SNS in advance.


Online lessons

Place:  nationwide
Fee:  ¥ 4,000/class
Content:  40-min online classes
Practice dates:  we will decide which platform to use (Skype, Zoom, etc.) after consultation. Please send inquiries via the Contact form.
Practice days will be set where there is no overlap in my schedule and the student’s schedule.Please contact me using the Contact Form regarding the number of sessions or other queries.



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2020年 生配信アーカイブ レンタル再開しました。

2020年に生配信した長唄三味線方 三代目 柏要二郎「長唄三味線の音色」の第5回~第7回 全3回が1か月見放題。各回個別レンタル(48時間)もできます。





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