|スコップ三味線 (Shovel jamisen)|
It is a lute type stringed instrument, but there is not a string. Even if the stringed instrument is generally worst, one string is put on. string of Schop-samisen is non lines.
It is argued even between a scholar of musical instrument what "three" letters of the Samisen mean. At present, the interpretation remains unidentified. A study will be necessary in future. As for this Samisen, a string would degenerate so that a human being did not have a tail. No, you should call this evolution not the degeneration. There is the opinion of a scholar knowing a lot about the theory of evolution, but does not lead to elucidation.
In any case, I have precious structure, and there is no such precedent elsewhere. It may be said that it is the musical instrument which Japan can be proud of to the world.
I can use Schop-samisen for a shovel. I am said to use it for snow shoveling in the Japanese northern country(Tsugaru). Still further, the plectrum has the surprising structure that I can use for "a bottle opener".
リュート型弦楽器であるが、弦がない。弦楽器は、一般的に最低でも1本の弦が装着されているのであるが、このスコップ三味線は 0本 である。