For those not familiar with the term, a Tsugaru Shamisen is a sort of Japanese Lute.
This guy is amazing.
(watch the bottom couple of links first if you’re not familiar with the bed intruder song)
And finally: the funny.
I looked up his stuff, and I think he’s awesome! Even does some classical, as well as stuff he’s written himself.
[details=The Original video (the newscast)]
[details=The Autotuned version (by the guys who do “autotune the news”)]