Shamisen Concert and Reception

On January 30, Ambassador Suzuki hosted a Shamisen concert and reception at the Ambassador’s residence with guests including members of the Parliament, officials of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and members of the diplomatic corps.
The player, Yuzu Natsumi, performed a mixture of original pieces, folk songs, and a popular Icelandic song, fully demonstrating the charm of the Tsugaru shamisen.
In his opening remarks, Ambassador Suzuki expressed his hope that the live performance of traditional Japanese music, which is rarely seen in Iceland, would further deepen artistic exchange between the two countries.