Mika Shigemori is from Kyoto and is one of the best of the young generation of shamisen players, kouta (singers) and dancers. She has been much in demand for working on TV, and various collaborations with choreographers, flower arrangers and others. This is her first album on which she plays shamisen and is accompanied by two musicians on fue (flute) and hayashi (backing vocals). These 19 tracks are known as asobiuta, and are traditionally sung by Geisha. Simple, exquisite and beautifully played. Titles include Ageshio, Dangoe, Machiwabite, Aoyagi, Yarisabi, Sanosa and Shijo no Hashi Kara.