KYOTO – Supporters of Tsunakichi Takemoto, a leading female musician in Japan who recites the traditional narrative chant “gidayu” to accompaniment on the “shamisen,” or three-stringed Japanese banjo, have filed for her inclusion in the Guinness Book of World Records.
Takemoto’s supporters want the 95-year-old listed as the oldest female gidayu player still actively performing.
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