Tsugaru Sukoppu-Jamisen is a performance using an iron-made sukoppu (shovel) that is used for farming or snow shoveling and a bottle opener as a bachi (pick for string instruments), and playing like a percussion with music or shamisen sounds.
Tsugaru Sukoppu-Jamisen Kaikan
Tsugaru Sukoppu-Jamisen Kaikan is a facility where visitors can enjoy the performance of sukoppu-jamisen or experience it, and also various rare shovels are on display.
The head of performance, Byoubuzan Tateoka, a director of facility, create sukoppu-jamisen as an entertainment for party in 1985. It is friendly performance that anybody can play and enjoy easily, and in December, “World Championship for Sukoppu-jamisen” is held yearly. Nowadays, it is getting to be known all over Japan not only in Tsugaru.
|Experimental Stage Show
(A souvenir is included.)
¥1,000 for adults,
¥700 for junior and high school students,
¥500 for elementary school students,
¥300 for infants,
¥500 for person requiring nursing care
|Time schedule of performance||Starting at 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.
(Performance out of schedule is also available by reservation.)
|Address||263-1 Nakakashiwagi-yoroishi, Kanagicho, Goshogawara-shi, Aomori 037-0205|
|Tel||Tsugaru Sukoppu-Jamisen Kaikan: 0173-52-4450|
|Fax||Tsugaru Sukoppu-Jamisen Kaikan: 0173-54-2261|
|Open||10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.|
|Closed||Irregular holidays (Closes for winter season, December 10th - around April 20th)|
|URL||Tsugaru Sukoppu-Jamisen World Championship Planning Comittee (Japanese) http://sukoppujyamisen.cloud-line.com/|