Taiko | Miyake Taiko（Full）Back to Menu
You may know Miyake-style drumming from Kodo performances, but this form finds its origin in the traditional “Miyakejima Kamitsuki Mikoshi Taiko” style of the Kamitsuki Region of Miyake Island. Drumming from a low stance, breathing in time with the base drummer, you’ll feel the spirit of Miyake Island’s unique drumming style with your entire body.
This group upholds the ancient tradition of Miyake Island’s “Kamitsuki Mikoshi Taiko” and taught this style of drumming to Kodo, which forms the base for Kodo’s famous stage piece “Miyake.” “Kamitsuki Mikoshi Taiko” is played as an accompaniment for the portable shrines carried during the summer’s “Gozutenno Festival” in the Kamitsuki Region of Miyake Island. The drumming begins at 11:00 am when the festival begins and continues until 8:00 pm when the shrines are returned to their home.
|Date & Time||Aug. 22（Sat）10:00–12:00|
|Venue||Sado Island Taiko Centre（Tatakokan）|
|Participation Fee||4,000 yen（Drumsticks will be lent to participants）|
|Requirements||Open to ages 10 & over|
|Instructor||Miyakejima Geino Doshikai（Tsumura & Sons）|
* Workshop conducted in Japanese only.
* Please use the drumsticks provided.
* Please wear loose-fitting clothing suitable for movement and bring a hand towel.
* 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）.
|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.|