First time to hold Okinawa's guitar "Sanshin". Made of snake skin and water buffalo (hand stick). Must be hard to play only with three strings! #guitar#okinawa#三線#音楽#instrument
My cousin Megan (bingata and textile works) and I (two sanshin) displayed the things that we made during the Okinawa Prefecture International Student Program (Kempi Scholarship), which is an all-expenses-paid opportunity for young Okinawans to study in the motherland for one year.
Applications for the 2018 program are currently available through various kenjinkai/organizations!
Okinawa Association of America (OAA) in Gardena, CA [7/23/2017]