Playing music on the shamisen
Because it is enjoyable and challenging
I like the shamisen and Japanese folk music
The sound appeals to my sense of aesthetic
The sounds reminds me of classic guitar which I find beautiful but at the same time the feeling I get when I play the shamisen is different to the feeling I get when I play the guitar. Closer.
It feels like it’s the instrument I’m meant to have. I get it. Mostly anyway.