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Traditional Japanese Drum Experience in Nagoya

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    What to Expect
    In this activity, you can experience a short Japanese drum lesson for about 40 minutes.

    The traditional Japanese drum,"Owari Shinjiro Daiko," has been performed by the society for conservation of this art form and goes way back to the mid Edo period, about 250 years ago. It has started as "Kagura" (sacred music) of the Atsuta Shrine, one of the most important shrines in Japan.

    There are 2 different categories of Wadaiko play: one is the "Japanese traditional drum performance," which has been played in order to dedicate to God from long time ago, and the other is the "Creative Japanese drum performance," during which drummers are typically seen wearing colorful happi (traditional cloth). This is what is usually played at the Japanese festivals or events to attract people.

    During this lesson, you will try the former, the "Japanese traditional drum performance".

    This Owari Shinjiro Daiko has an especially unique and interesting way to play it where the drummer sits on the floor and plays with two different kinds of drums lead by a Japanese flute. It is not very easy, but it will be an enjoyable experience trying to remember a part of the “Kagura”(sacred music) and play with a Japanese flute at the end!

    After your short lesson, you can see the Owari Shinjiro Daiko drummers play (*Please note that this is a practice and not a performance). Although this is a practice, you will still feel a great power come from their drums.
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    Departure Point
    Owari Shinjiro Daiko Honbu (Wadaiko practice hall)
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    Owari Shinjiro Daiko Honbu (Wadaiko practice hall)
    • Wadaiko instructor
    • Written English instructions
    • Wadaiko gear (drum, sticks, etc) for rent
    • Food and drinks
    • Transportation to/from attractions
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Minimum age is 10 years old, participants younger than 18 years old must be accompanied by an adult
    • Please wear comfortable clothes to play instrument.
    • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
    • A maximum of 8 people per booking
    • Please note that more than one group may join the activity
    • This activity is held in Japanese by the teacher, written instructions will be provided in Japanese
    Cancellation Policy
    All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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