Sutematsu on Tofugu: Taiko Center in Kyoto

Photo Credit: “Taiko drumming!” by Vicki Moore, CC BY 2.0

Ever see one of those insane taiko performances at your local Asian cultural fair, where ten or fifteen people are all beating massive drums in complicated, choreographed rhythms while sweating and smiling and being impressive as hell? You might think you’d like to try something like that if you ever travel to Japan, but you’d almost certainly be disappointed. Oh, there are taiko lessons alright! For people who can dedicate months and years to practicing with the troupe.

What if you’re just on vacation and want to dabble a little? That’s where the Taiko Center in Kyoto comes in.

Keep reading on Tofugu.

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