Shoji Tabuchi Theatre
Shoji Tabuchi (April 16, 1944) is an Japanese country music fiddler and singer who currently performs at his theatre, the Shoji Tabuchi Theatre in Branson, Missouri.
Shoji Tabuchi was born April 16, 1944 in Daishoji, Japan. When young Tabuchi turned 7 years of age, his mother encouraged him to learn how to play the violin under the Suzuki Method. Shoji Tabuchi always loved American country music and promised that one day he would make it to America.
When Roy Acuff, of the Grand Ole Opry, took his act to Japan, Tabuchi attended his concert then met him after the show. Acuff told Tabuchi that if he was ever in Nashville to look him up. Shoji eventually traveled to America with his violin and $500. After spending some time in San Francisco, Kansas City, and Lousiana for 11 years, he eventually made it to Nashville to meet Acuff. Acuff was true to his word and arranged an appearance for the young Japanese fiddler on the Grand Ole Opry radio variety show. Tabuchi later made numerous appearances on the Grand Ole Opry.
the lobby tree
Around 1980 Tabuchi arrived in Branson, Missouri and after performing successfully for a few years he took a gamble and built one of the most elaborate theaters in Branson. Tabuchi has never produced a recording on a major label, but Japanese-born fiddler Shoji Tabuchi ranks as among the most popular musicians in the United States creating a multi-million dollar entertainment empire. He employs about 200 people at his elaborate 2,000 seat theater in Branson, Missouri, where he performs two shows daily during most of the year, often selling out the shows.
The Christmas Show
Santas on stage
the elaborate Men's Room
Men's room lounge
leaving the Gentlemen's Room
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