Shamisen Uta Hakumai Yamada Born in 1982, Tokyo. Began learning "Naga-uta", back ground music of Kabuki, in Kyoto art & design university.Started playing in Kabuki and Japanese dances as a singer of Naga-uta from 2007.Played at Kabuki-za Theatre, Minami-za Theatre, National Theatre and so on. Changed the name to Yamada Hakumai in 2014 and started singing not only Naga-uta but also original songs and Sho-ka, Japanese folk songs, with Shamisen. Play at temples, hotels, bars, cafes, some festivals. Compose, play and create stages with many artists and companies. Also teach singing Naga-uta and Shamisen. Manager of Live Event "Kon Jaku Oto Hukei (The Sounds I used to be)". Belong to "Suisen", the art enterprise.