Welcome to the worlds first dedicated English based website to discover and begin learning the beautiful art of Amami Island folk music, often called Shima Uta.

On the Learn page there is some introductory resources to start learning and playing the music.

On the Discover page there is a 20 minute documentary journey film that will give you a fresh insight into the music culture, the people and the meaning of Amami Island folk music. This is an excellent starting point if you are just new and want to get a immersive broad overview.

Please enjoy your Amami Shamisen folk music experience, feel free to contact me in the comments below or via my contact form.

Arigatō gozaimashita