The Yoshida Brothers, “Storm”
The Yoshida Brothes, 吉田兄弟 , Ryōichirō Yoshida and Kenichi Yoshida are performers of the traditional Japanese music style of Tsugaru-jamisen which originated in northern Japan. Their music has been a fusion of the rapid and percussive Tsugaru-jamisen style along with Western and other regional musical infuences. In additin to performing songs that are only on the shamisen, they also use drums and synthesizers.
Both Yoshida brothers began to study and play the shamisen at the age of five under the tutelage of Koka Adachi, learning the Minyo-shamisen style. Starting in 1989 they began studying the Tsugaru-jamisen style under teacher Takashi Sasaki.