Bandleader Jirō Ōma was 21 years old as he played with the band "Off Course" as a drummer; Shinobu Osawa probably one of the greatest female drummer of our times. She masters the art of drumming and is in deed full of energy and power; Hiroyuki Kurosawa is one of the most excellent Tsugaru-Jamis-players in Japan.
The band Ten Chi Jin was founded in 2003 based on the idea of bringing opposites like light and shadow, yin and yang, peace and harmony into harmony. They are using Western and Japanese instruments fuse them with each other because they use traditional Japanese instruments like the drum and the Tsugaru-Jamis but Percussion is also used here.
The three musicians are giving ancient histories and traditions a new musical expression. It is LIVE MUSIC at it's best because the three are taking inspiration from old folk songs but improvise to follow in their mood. Every concert is certainly different! With their dynamic, rhythmically driven sound they want to represent the great outdoors of their home land and the soul of the people living there.
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