New Natori, Paolo Cotrone (27), from Naples Italy, received 杵家弥蝶ノ嵐(Kie-ie Yachonoran). He received his Natori on May 29, 2019, as Mary Ohno’s 6th Natori from Kabuki Academy. He is the only one shamisen player in Italy.

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Here’s an interview of Paolo

The first Italian and European to obtain the title of Natori 名取 in the use of the Shamisen 三味線 (typical Japanese 3 stringed instrument used in Kabuki and Bunraku theater), and in the Nagauta 長唄 style singing.

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