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TAIKO DRUMMING LESSON

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  • TAIKO DRUMMING LESSON

Overview

Enjoy a stroll through one of Tokyo's most famous and iconic districts befor a full hour's lesson in the basic techniques of Taiko Drumming

Highlights

Taiko’s eye- and ear-catching mix of dynamic energy and eclectic influences make it not only a fun spectacle to watch but also an enjoyable and rewarding activity in which to participate, and a great way to work up a sweat and release some stress!

TAIKO LESSON

Taiko Drums or ‘Wadaiko’ (Japanese Drums) were introduced to Japan from China around 2,000 years ago. At first they were mainly used in warfare, but subsequently became a part of the Gagaku musical culture of Japan’s Ancient Imperial Court .
The modern, highly energetic performances, images of which the word ‘Taiko’ now conjures, only developed in post-2nd World War Japan, and are reputed to have originated from the idea of a Jazz Drummer, Daihachi Oguchi, who decided to incorporate Jazz drum settings and rhythms into a Taiko performance he was making for a local shirne. From there, the culture of large scale, staged Taiko Drumming performances has developed, to the extent that it is now popular throughout the world.

Assembly Point ON JAPAN CAFÉ
6-8-1 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Time 14:30-16:30 (Total Duration : 2 hours)
Participants 6-16
6-8-1 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo

Suggested Timetable

14h30 Meet with guide at Assembly Point
15h00 - 16h00 Taiko Drumming Lesson
16h00 Return to Assembly Point
16h30 Tour terminates at Assembly Point

(Total duration = 2 hours) N.B. Suggested Timings, Venue and hence Meeting Point may change as necessary - such changes will be advised at the time of confirmation of the tour's materialisation

Tour Conditions

  • Duration = 2 hours
  • Maximum nos. : 16 passengers to 1 guide

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JPY 13,000Per Person

JPY 13,000Per Person

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