This is ridiculously cool (the shamisen is a very beautiful 3-stringed Japanese instrument played with a large plectrum/pick, and tap is that dance form that kinda kicks ass):
p.s. The tap dancers are these guys (The Stripes) from Japan who also did a sequence in a sort-of recent samurai film called ‘Zatoichi‘ which looks really good but which I was afraid to see because I really dislike gore, and especially gore created by sharp objects that pierce the skin! Anyway, check out the very cool tap dance scene from the film here. I don’t know who the shamisen player is.