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Feel your heart race as you beat these larger than life drums

Feel your heart race as you beat these larger than life drums

from 144.00

*$144 is the price per participant

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Experience Includes |

  • 10 min - A brief overview of the history of Wadaiko.

  • 80 min - Playing Wadaiko drums and experimenting with other traditional Japanese instruments.

Availability |

Tuesday & Friday
Session 1 (17:00 - 18:30)
Monday, Wednesday, & Saturday
Session 2 (10:30 - 12:00)
Session 3 (12:00 - 13:30)
Session 4 (13:30 - 15:00)
Session 5 (15:00 - 16:30)
Session 6 (16:30 - 18:00)
Thursday & Sunday
Session 7 (14:30 - 16:00)

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Sumida, Tokyo
20 min. from Tokyo Sta.

Offered in Japanese & English

1.5 hr Experience

4 people max.


About Wadaiko |

Wadaiko | Wah・Die・Koh
Traditional Japanese drums widely used in festivals, ceremonies, and events.

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Experience the reverberations and mesmerizing drama of this larger-than-life drum! Having its mythological origins in Japanese folklore, the taiko was said to be invented when a goddess danced on top of a sake barrel to lure the sun goddess Amaterasu out from hiding. Since its historical origins in the 6th century, the taiko has traditionally been used in theater, warfare, and religious ceremonies. It was only in 1952 when Daihachi Oguchi came up with the idea of playing taiko with multiple drums that modern taiko playing began. Today the wadaiko is appreciated at festivals and performances all over the world as it continues to provide a steady pulse at the heart of traditional Japanese culture.

 
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Yukihiro | The Wadaiko Performer

Passion is something that is hard to hide, and when Yukihiro Miyauchi plays the wadaiko (taiko for short), a type of Japanese drum, his excitement certainly cannot be hidden. The beating of his drums seem to mimic the beating of his heart; his shouts release his inner pride for taiko; and his body charges with energy with every bang of his drum. Watching Yukihiro, it makes sense that he knew he was born for this art since his first encounter with taiko.
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Cancellation Policy |

  • Please make your booking at least 24 hours in advance.
  • See cancellation policy here.

* A detailed itinerary will be emailed to you once your booking has been confirmed.