Those Snow White Notes anime
After the death of Matsugorou Sawamura, Setsu Sawamura flees his village. Matsugorou said to Setsu that he would only imitate other players and not play his own style when he died. Setsu, in grief, heads to Tokyo hoping that the big city will inspire him to find his unique style of playing. Tokyo surpasses all his expectations, drowning out all sounds with its deafening city life.
Setsu’s mother Umeko, a wealthy and successful woman, is concerned about her son and makes it a point to force him to enroll at Umezono Academy. He meets Shuri Maeda at the school. She is fascinated by Tsugaru Shamisen and wants to sing a song that her grandmother used to hear a long, time ago. Shuri creates a shamisen appreciation group and convinces Setsu that he can teach them how to play the instrument. Setsu will find his passion for the shamisen as he gets more involved in the club and the unique sound that he doesn’t have.