As we know, the online community of Bachido is a very strong and encouraging force for all shamisen enthusiasts around the world. I thought it would be a very interesting opportunity to try to start such a community in real life. To bring such enthusiasts together in person.
On December 15th, 2013, Bachido member Aki Takahashi san (of Ten Ten Canada) and I hosted the very first Bachido Shamisen Workshop. Folks who never played shamisen before came and played alongside others with experience. Everyone learned a lot and had a great time! It was a rousing success and was the first of many monthly shamisen workshops we've already done.