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さんしん【三線】

 Ryukyu (Okinawa), Honshu (Standard)

sanshin

Definition

Noun

  1. A traditional Ryukyuan three-stringed musical instrument, typically covered in snakeskin and played with a plectrum. A sanshin.

Etymology

The term さんしん【三線】 sanshin originates from an adaptation of the Chinese three-stringed instrument called the sānxián 【三弦】. The Okinawan sanshin also gave rise to the similar Japanese instrument, しゃみせん【三味線】 shamisen, sometimes called さみせん samisen.

意味:さんしん【三線】、じゃびせん【蛇皮線】、じゃみせん【蛇三線】

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