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Taiko & Dance |Minami Katabe Ontaiko(Full)

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Taiko & Dance |Minami Katabe Ontaiko


The Ontaiko from Sado’s Minami Katabe region is a vigorous style of taiko drumming that is characterized by choreography set to the beat. It is always played in April festivities, and the performances of those who have been practicing the form since childhood are an extraordinary sight! Instead of beating the front end of the drum with energy, it is a form that accentuates the buoyant playing of the drumsticks. These movements are quite dance-like, so anyone interested in taiko and dance would be perfect for this workshop. During this session, participants will explore mukashidaiko which has a slower tempo as well as the light-hearted and lively sodaiko. Move your body, shout out and experience joy welling up from the bottom of your soles alongside the locals from Minami Katabe!


Workshop No.(4)

Date & Time Aug. 23(Sun)10:00–12:30
Venue Sado Island Taiko Centre(Tatakokan)
Participation Fee 3,000 yen
Requirements Open to age 13 & over
Capacity 20 people
Instructor Minami Katabe Wakate(Sado)

* Workshop conducted in Japanese only.

* Participants will participate in various movements, including sitting on their knees and lifting their leg. Please be dressed comfortably for movement.

* From Aug. 21(Fri)through 23(Sun), there will be a shuttle bus service operating between the Earth Celebration Information Centre and the Sado Island Taiko Centre(Tatakokan).

  • To Tatakokan: The shuttle departs from EC Info Centre(Marine Plaza Ogi), 30 minutes before each workshop and seminar starts.
  • From Tatakokan: The shuttle departs from Sado Island Taiko Centre, approx. 20 minutes after each workshop and seminar ends.
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Please note Photography, recording and broadcasting(including video or audio recording via Ustream or other live broadcasting)during workshops is strictly prohibited. After the workshops, you may take photographs with the instructor and the other participants, but please be considerate to others when doing so.
  • Earth Celebration Committee
  • Kodo Village, 148-1 Ogi Kanetashinden, Sado, Niigata 952-0611, Japan
  • Tel. 0259-81-4100(Mon – Fri, 9:30 – 17:00)Fax. 0259-86-3631
  • Email: ec-info@kodo.or.jp