Elisa over at oki yo! blogged about the sanlele about a week ago and I’ve been meaning to reblog about here at Karakui.com. The funny thing is that Norman-sensei and I was talking about Kouei Tsuha (son of minyou singer Koutoku Tsuha) several weeks ago and it was a nice coincidence that he was the artist featured in the YouTube clip (above).
Getting back to the sanlele, the instrument is a three-stringed ukulele with the same tuning and positioning as a sanshin (similar to K.Yairi x BEGIN’s Ichigo Ichie guitar). Check out the sanlele website for more information as well as their YouTube channel.