Taiko (traditional Japanese drum) is an instrument, which is often used on events and rituals throughout in Japan. For Narita Taiko Festival, Japanese drum groups gather from all over the country to perform. Approximately 50 groups, that are composed of roughly 1500 people, take part in this two-day festival to perform different techniques and playing styles that are representative of their part of Japan. Exhibitions and performances take place at various spots throughout on the Omotesando Road and in front of Shinshoji Temple. The sound of over 700 people drumming in unison early in the morning in front of Shinshoji is a sight not to be missed! The sound carries for over 10 kilometers and it is a truly breathtaking festival!
April 12, 13, 2014