Geisha reunited with shamisen lost in tsunami
Last surviving geisha in Japanese town reunited with beloved musical instrument lost in 2011 disaster.
Last Modified: 10 Mar 2012 03:37

When a tsunami struck Japan in March 2011, the last surviving geisha in the town of Kamaishi thought the disaster had claimed her beloved shamisen, a traditional Japanese stringed instrument.

The grandson of 85-year-old Tsuyako Ito eventually found the musical device among some wreckage.

Now that it has been repaired, Ito is practising for a memorial performance for this weekend's anniversary of the disaster.

Al Jazeera's Harry Fawcett reports from Kamaishi.

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