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Taiko | Miyake Taiko(Full)

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Taiko | Miyake Taiko


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.

Instructor’s Profiles

Miyakejima Geino Doshikai

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.

Workshop No.(2)

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
Capacity 40 people
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).

  • 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