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Added new page for the Geared Peg Sanshin and Rokushin. These are custom order conversions for any sanshin (including one you may already own).

*** Updated Sound Check page to include videos of the two Geared Peg models in action.


The 5th Worldwide Uchinanchu Festival will be held May 12 - 16 ( ) and Asoiviva will be there! We will be giving free sanshin lessons to the public, and selling our sanshin with some great discounts. Please come visit us.


Asoiviva was lucky enough to get a feature story in Okinawa's English newspaper, Japan Update! (May 12-18).

Click the image to the left to read the newspaper article , or visit Japan Update for an online version .


First Asoviva Contest!!!

Send us your sanshin video by the end of May 2011 and the best sanshin performer will receive a FREE NEW WOOD Sanshin of your choice!!!

How to apply: Go to our website and choose the NEW WOOD Sanshin you would like to win. Film yourself playing sanshin (you and only you play) and upload it on YouTube! Send us an email with the sanshin you would like to get along with your details, including name, address, email address, a contact number, and of course your sanshin video or the YouTube link. We will upload your video onto our Facebook page and the one receiving the most ''likes'' will win a NEW WOOD SANSHIN!!! Free sanshin and free shipping!

..deadline is (Sun) May the 29th 2011...that day we will post all the videos for one week and the one receiving the most "likes" will get a free Sanshin from Asoviva!

Good luck every one!


Anyone who purchases a sanshin before the end of April will also receive a 'Pray For Japan' sticker (pictured to the left) as a small measure of our gratitude. Thank you again for all your support!


As we are in Japan, as we love Japan, as we are Japanese, we pray and suffer for all the people who have lost family members and homes in Northern Japan! Until the end of April, All of our sanshin will be discounted 5%, and 5% of all our sales will be donated to the Japanese Red Cross to help our people in this hard time.
Ganbaro Nihon! がんばろう日本! 

(to get the discount please type gojapan in the voucher box!)

Thank you all for your support!!!


Tropciation K.K.mono, the newest edition to our line up of sanshin models, is now available for purchase from our English web site.


COMING SOON: USO Spring Forward Bazaar- 3 Day Sales Event!
Camp Foster
March 4: 4-8 p.m
March 5: 10-6 p.m
March 6: 10-6 p.m.
Visit Asoviva at the USO and enjoy playing Sanshin with our staff!!!


New Sanshin COMING SOON** Tropication K.K. Mono soon available on the English web site!


English translation for FreeStyle Sanshin Play Guide now provided.


Watch our new Tuning lesson on YouTube!


Tune your Sanshin with our new quick guide! On our new page we will help you to set the Uma and to tune your Sanshin in three easy steps!


From today you can find a new Book on our Web Site! The Power of Okinawa is an English text about Okinawan Music written by John Potter, an English University teacher who has been living in Japan for the past 27 years


Added our FreeStyle Sanshin PLAYGUIDE to the accessories section. This is an original guide from Asoviva showing you how to play songs written with sheet music notation and guitar chords. Extend the possibilities of your sanshin playing to include the Beatles!


Added new accessories to choose from: three new sanshin strap designs, the Special Silent Uma, and matsuyani which adds grip to a karakui that has begun slipping.


Added Sound Check page, with some short video clips letting you compare the sounds of our different sanshin models. Factors such as the type of skin and wood type used, and tension of the skin play a role in determining the tone of each sanshin.


It has been only two weeks, but Japan Post has now lifted restrictions on airmail services to the United States! American customers will now be able to choose between EMS, Economy Air, and Surface Mail. We apologize to all the recent customers who were given only Surface Mail as an option. The good news is, now that airmail is available, we can make sure your sanshin gets to you before Christmas day.


Added a new selection of Monstera designs for our NEW WOOD Sanshin range.


Added our wide range of doumaki to the accessories section. There are 10 styles to choose from, including Royal Crest, Shiyon, Minsaa, Leather, Shisa and Dragon designs!


Along with the new shopping cart system, we have also introduced more shipping options. EMS, Economy Air, and Surface Mail are now available. United States customers please take note. As of November 17, due to the reinforcement of US air security against terrorism, only Surface Mail will be available for orders over 16 oz (453g). We are currently investigating more postal services to provide an airmail option to the States.


Introduced a new shopping cart system. now uses Mal's e-commerce and PayPal to help process orders securely. If you experience any problems with the new system, please email us and we will sort it out immediately.


Added two of our most popular kunkunshi songbooks along with their accompanying CD's to the accessories section. Try learning from the songbook, then playing along with the CD.


Added feedback page to showcase some of the positive comments we have received from customers of Hopefully we can add more soon!


Started a blog! It's a simple reflection on daily life at our sanshin store in Yomitan Village.


For anyone visiting or living in Okinawa, we offer sanshin lessons at our gallery and shop in Yomitan Village. For more information on lessons please download our latest flyer here.


Added new accessory page for itokake (thread guard) with 9 colors to choose from. If there are any sanshin accessories or other products you would like to see on the English website, please email us and we will be happy to add them to the current range.


Added new page for Asoviva's NEW WOOD Sanshin line - a more affordable sanshin with a great range of colorful designs. Includes Bingata, Minsaa, and Tropication designs.


Added new page for links. If you have a website of interest, or know of one, please email us at: and we will add it to the list. Hopefully we can make a great resource for sanshin players around the world.


English translation for Basics of the Okinawan Sanshin now provided.


Our new English website is launched!

shoppin guide


International shipments use the following Japan Post services:
Express Mail Service. EMS mail is handled with the highest priority of any international service (estimated delivery time 2-4 days).
Economy Air (SAL) - normally 1-3 weeks.
Surface Mail - normally 1-3 months.

Once your order has shipped we will email your tracking number.

Refund/Return/Exchange Policy
In the following cases, we will exchange the item or give customer a full refund within 7days of the receipt of the items.
*In either case, customer is responsible for return shipping cost.

- When customer receive incorrect items.
- When items are badly damaged.
- When customer is not completely satisfied with the quality of the item.

When customer wants to return the item for any other reasons, customer must contact Asoviva within 3 days of the receipt of the items and sent the item back to Asoviva Items must be unused and in original packaging. Please note that after 7 days of receipt of the items, we may not be able to accept any return or offer refund.

About Delivery

Your order will be shipped to you within three business days of the date of purchase.

If there is a shortage of stock affecting your order, we will notify you immediately.


ASOVIVA accepts all major credit cards, and PayPal transactions.

All credit card payments are processed securely through the PayPal website.

How to order

Shopping cart is provided by Mal's e-commerce. Once you have finished adding products to your shopping cart, all personal information and credit card details will be processed using an SSL secured server.


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