The Yoshida Brothers (吉田兄弟 Yoshida Kyōdai) are Japanese musicians who have released several albums on the Domo Records label. The two brothers are performers of the traditional Japanese music style of Tsugaru-jamisen which originated in northern Japan. They debuted in 1999 in Japan as a duo playing the shamisen. Their first album sold over 100,000 copies and made them minor celebrities in Japan, a fact that surprised the Yoshida Brothers themselves. They have since attracted an international audience.
Yoshida Brothers, Album. Other albums by Yoshida Brothers. Best of Yoshida Brothers: Tsugaru Shamisen.
Exclusive discount for Prime members. Sample this album Artist (Sample). I first heard this album when my host family lent it to me in the summer of 2003. The opening track, "Modan", blew my mind, simply because it was a pair of traditional shamisen, wrought funky like the the opening theme of some forgotten movie. The tone of the album as a whole is peaceful and transporting - for a time I was able to imagine myself on a slow wagon to Aomori instead of a crowded Tokyo subway.
Yoshida Brothers: This time, we have composed the piece being inspired by Jason's performance, who continues to try. Pursuing possibilities, we are excited to see how the viewers feel watching our performance and what is happening afterwards. Yoshida Brothers plays the back ground music "Cool Spiral" and appears in the clip. 2. Yoshida Brothers version of George Harrison’s While My Guitar Gently Weeps, which was used as the theme song of the LAIKA 3D stop-motion fantasy adventure film Kubo and the Two Strings for its Japanese release.