What is Taiko?
A superb throbbing beat….
The raw power of communication on its’ most primitive level..
Rhythm is a fundamental part of life…from the movement of waves to the constant beat of a heart and taiko taps into this instinctive pulse of life…It’s infectious, inspiring and fantastic fun!
You don’t need to be exceptionally fit; almost anyone can wield bachi (Japanese drumsticks).
Taiko (the word means ‘drum’ or ‘fat drum’) have been used in Japan for around 2000 years for religious and entertainment purposes. The rise of the Samurai in the 12th century led to Noh and Kabuki theatre, and the taiko was an essential instrument for these.