The sharp, hard-striking tsugaru style is said to have originated on the streets by the bousama (blind musicians), who developed a livelier style to attract audience. In recent years, many talented musicians have taken up the tsugaru shamisen and has brought it to popularity as a virtuosic instrumental style. The bachi is smaller with much variety in weights/flexibility for the individual’s preferences. The koma has a relatively short height of 8mm. Out of all shamisen styles, you have the greatest chance of getting laid with tsugaru style (and even then, the chances are not great)