Experience the thrill of traditional Japanese drumming! Witness a performance of taiko, a lively combination of music, theatrical movements and energy that dates back to the 6th century. Inspired by the rhythms, grab a set of drumsticks and learn to play these instruments from a professional instructor.
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After the performance join a dynamic taiko workshop to learn more about the art of drumming. Get a short lesson about the origins of this 6th-century art form and its evolution over the centuries. Talk to the performers about their personal experiences, playing at traditional ceremonies, Japanese festivals and other gatherings.
Then don a taiko drummer's outfit consisting of a haori, a lightweight jacket, and a hachimaki, a headband. Once dressed for the part, grab a pair of drumsticks and learn the techniques from a professional drummer. Try a variety of taiko drums, from handheld Okinawan model to the huge wadaiko drums.
Before departing, take photos or videos to share memories of this immersive, uniquely Japanese experience with friends back home.
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