Not Held at Japan Society – Nitta Oyako: Father & Son Tsugaru Shamisen Duo

May 3, 2005
Not Held at Japan Society – Nitta Oyako: Father & Son Tsugaru Shamisen Duo

Tuesday, May 3
7 pm


Shamisen (a Japanese banjo-like lute) masters, consisting of son, Masahiro, and father, Hiorshi, together and separately, Nitta Oyako continue to be in great demand, performing extensively throughout Japan and other parts of Asia. Recently signed to Sony Japan, The Nitta Oyako performing team was formed in 2000 after Masahiro won the grand prize of the National Tsugaru Shamisen Competition. The repertoire of Nitta Oyako comprises a range from traditional Japanese folk tunes (Minyo), original tunes based on tradition, and even a few pop music covers and a bit of jazz.

Tickets: $15 advance/$20 at the door


Tickets can be purchased at The Public Theater box office, or via Telecharge at 212.239.6200 or www.telecharge.com. Dinner reservations strongly recommended: please call 212.539.8778 (a ticket does not guarantee a table); and for further show information please call 212.539.8770.

  • May 3, 2005
  • 7:00 pm