—Tsugaru shamisen player—
It is not just about skill.
And sometimes unrestrained
—A powerful sound that weeps with deep sorrow—
The world of Yasuma Horio.
Tsugaru shamisen player, born on August 25, 1970 in Matsuyama City, Ehime Prefecture.
In May 2013, won the Nitabo Award and first prize in the General Section A class of the most prestigious Tsugaru Shamisen competition held in Kanagi-cho, Aomori, the 25th All Japan Tsugaru Shamisen Kanagi Competition. Won many other awards.
Invited to hold concerts both in Japan and overseas, in Russia, China,Korea,Malaysia,Singapore, Thailand (Bangkok) and more.
His sound and playing posture bring to life the scenery of Tsugaru.
He plucks the strings and hits them with the plectrum fiercely, from beginning to end.
The timbre thus spun resonates with the audience's hearts creating a sense of unity.
2005 The 17th Tsugaru Shamisen All Nippon Kanagi Competition,Individual general category A class prize
2008 The 20th Tsugaru Shamisen All Nippon Kanagi Competition, Individual general category A class prize (Kazuo Daijo Award)
2009 The 6th Tsugaru Shamisen National Competition in Kobe Hyogo Prefectural Folk Song Federation Award
2011 The 23rd Tsugaru Shamisen All Nippon Kanagi Competition, Individual general category A class prize (Kazuo Daijo Award)
2013 The 25th Tsugaru Shamisen All Nippon Kanagi Competition, Individual general category A class Nitabo Award- the most prestigious Shamisen Award in Japan.
2013 Kagayaki Matsuyama Awards, TV Ehime Prize Winner
2014 Best Japan Tsugaru shamisen battle. Class A Vice champion
2014 The 26th Tsugaru Shamisen All Nippon Kanagi Competition, Individual general category A class Gunpachiro Shirakawa Award
2015 Thw 27th Tsugaru Shamisen All Nippon Kanagi Competition, Individual general category A class Momotaro Kurokawa Award,
1979 Enters the world of Tsugaru shamisen playing influenced by his father
1988 Studies as apprentice of Yoshinori Murakami (born in Inakadate)
1994 Returns to Matsuyama and begins to help his father's Gudo Sangen Yuyokai
1996 Tsugaru shamisen and Japanese drums ensemble "Dandan" is formed
2000 Japan-Korea Exchange, Ehime Global Citizen's Association. Jam session with Korean traditional music Samulnori (Korea)
From 2000 Appearances at Sapporo YOSAKOI Soran and Kochi Yosakoi Festivals. "Central Group" member (winning team of 2002)
2001 Singapore concert
2003 Bangkok concert
2009 Participates in Yasuko Nagamine theater performance as Tsugaru shamisen player
2010 Studies as apprentice of Toshihito Okamoto
2011 Co-stars in international concert "The one" (Korea) with traditional instrument players from 8 countries
2012 Co-stars in international concert "The one" (Korea) with traditional instrument players from 8 countries
2013 Ehime Prefectural Cultural Festival. Session with Japanese drums player Kazuki Hino & Mishima High School calligraphy live performance
2013 Collaboration with ink painting artist Hidekichi Shigemoto (Himegin Hall)
2015 "Ehime Night" held by the Foreign Correspondents Association of Japan (Tokyo)
From 2016 Regular live performance at Y's cafe. Monthly performance to help promote Tsugaru shamisen
2016 Ehime Prefecture and Russia, Orenburg State cultural exchange project. (Russia)
2016 Collaboration with Sign Language Songs × Tsugaru Shamisen "Aikotoba ~ Words are love"
2016 50th Matsuyama Festival winning prize as Team MOGA performer
・Maniwa City, Okayama. Co-stars in "Setsugetsufuuka - Serendipitous Japanese music"
・Tsugaru shamisen live concert (Osaka)
・ Uwajima Kiya Ryokan sponsored "Horio Yasuma Tsugaru shamisen evening ~ So no Kai"
・ Appearance in Kadoma City Lumiere Hall comedy event "WRIDE.12"
・ Co-stars in Yasuko Nagamine's Jacob Dance "Starvation Strait" (Tokyo)
|・Performance at Katsuhito Noshi Municipal Government briefing|
|・Public talk "Passionate people from Ehime"|
|・Jomyoji Temple Garden Suikinkutsu Concert|
|・Dogo summer festival Dan-Dan Live Event|
|・Solo live performance at Ehime Prefectural Eemon Festival|
|・Yawatahama Minatto Culture Hall solo live performance “Tsugaru Shamisen no Shirabe”|
|・Sign language songs x Tsugaru shamisen “Aikotoba- Words are Love” collaboration|
|・Ehime National Athletic Meet "Smiles for All", Smile Concert Dan-dan Live|
|・Kangetsukai live concert hosted by Uchiko Town, Ehime and Youkaichi Gokoku Townscape Preservation Center|
|・Hiroshima Piano Lounge Ako Shamisen Live Concert (Hiroshima)|
|・MUSIC JUNCTION "SugeR Village vol.24" solo live performance|
|・Tobe Ware Festival live performance|
|・Kikuma-cho Culture Festival live performance (Kikuma-cho)|
|・Hiroshima Kaburaya live performance (Hiroshima)|
・Nagahama-cho Nanyo Premium Dining in Suemitsu House live performance
From 2001 Guest teacher at Matsuyama Habu Elementary School's "Traditional performing arts club."
2018 Ehime Prefectural Komatsu High School Japanese Music Club (Ehime Prefecture Culture Festival,
WS for Session Performance)
2019 Agency for Cultural Affairs and Traditional Culture Parent-Child Class
Project in Ozu City, Ehime Prefecture