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Japan Diaries: Taiko Drumming

Hey there and welcome to muscle, sorry drumming central!

About a week ago we went to Narita-san Shinshō-ji temple to watch the show. Admittedly I didn’t really know what Taiko was beforehand, if you’re in the same boat, here is a little history about it’s origins.

Overall really glad I went because we ended up having the BEST time. I thought it would be a quiet affair and just people showcasing their drum skills but it was much MORE than that. I felt quite lucky to have witnessed such talent, coordination and culture. And it was really nice to be a part of something in our local community too.

Below some photos from our day.

*Thanks to Mr Cheerful for taking some of the cool photos featured.

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I am not sure what the masks symbolize but this comedy duo were a big hit with the audience!

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We were so impressed that myself and a friend spoke about possibly taking up Taiko (even though I have zero hand coordination) one can dream though right!

If you could learn to play any instrument which one would it be and why?

Have a lovely day ahead.

 

 

 

 

 

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