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Sanshin designs that reflect the natural beauty and spirit of island culture.
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Combine the words 'tropical' and 'collaboration' and you get 'Tropication'. It was coined as a result of our desire to promote friendly exchanges and integration of the tropical culture into our sanshin designs.

Through the use of images on the skin and doumaki, the introduction of new materials, the choice of neck and karakui, each sanshin in the Tropication line expresses the Asoviva resort concept. We are always exploring new design ideas for the sanshin, and will regularly announce new additions to our line up(the latest addition being the popular K.K.capri model).


The snakeskin sanshin gives a strong impression as a traditional Okinawan instrument. In order to differentiate our sanshin from traditional Ryukyuan designs, we created original designs inspired by our love for the island cultures of the world (Okinawa being one of them!). The tropical colors, island motifs, and even little Kijimuna, place the sanshin in a broader category of music.

The sanshin has a sound that resonates with traditional and non-traditional musicians alike.

Traditional music is deeply rooted with the Okinawan people, and musicians use a bachi for strong single note playing. However, with only three strings, the sanshin is easier to play than the guitar or ukelele, and can be strummed and picked in any style you wish. The challenge for Asoviva - change peoples views of the sanshin, and encourage them to play in as many styles of music as possible.

There is a link between design and musical style.

When someone chooses an instrument it reflects their personality, their lifestyle, and their musical tastes. Our Tropication sanshin encourage you take whichever musical path you desire.

Tropical Concept Design a Stringed Instrument. Tropication.
High quality artificial skin made from a durable form of polyester is used. The doumaki uses colors and textures tailored to complement the body design.
Crafted from wood(oak is pictured), that has been carefully selected and dried over a period of years to prevent cracking, to produce the strongest sou(neck) possible.
The choice of material, color, and style of karakui(tuning pegs) and itokake(thread guard) is made to best complement the overall design of the sanshin.
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We are proud of the sound quality from our Tropication sanshin, and even happier every time a customer gets to hear the sound of Tropication for themselves.

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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.


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

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