(from the printed program, March 7, 2020, student recital)
Thank you very much for coming to our concert today even though you are busy. I especially appreciate your support given the serious concerns about the coronavirus. Everyone must be very worried. I want to be careful not to panic either physically or mentally.
Among the various types of shamisen music, shinnai shamisen music is especially “chic” and colorful. However, the number of students has decreased significantly compared to the past.
In the current uncertain environment, I hope that today’s shinnai performances will add richness of flavor to your life. It is important for those who love shinnai to perform in front of others so as to show the results of their daily practice.
Please have a good time at today’s concert.