The exhilaration of the taiko drumming experience in which you can feel the nature of Sado
The Sado Island Taiko Center is located on a highland with a picturesque view of the sea and mountains of Sado. Here the internationally-revered taiko performing arts ensemble Kodo brings to you the wonder of taiko drumming through its hands-on programmes of drumming experience that has been collected up to now. In the hall, there are various shapes and sizes of wadaiko drums which you can try out under the direction of an instructor. The two extremely large taiko drums have been carved from a 600-year-old zelkova tree. When they are beaten by the special huge drumsticks, an enormous and deep sound reverberates which makes you feel the great Earth, and you can make contact with the attraction of the various sounds born from the beating of the taiko. You will want to enjoy the taiko experience which will cheer your soul through the design of the center with its beautiful warmth of the wood and the huge windows filled with the feeling of freedom.
Communication of the heart through taiko drums which brings the heart together as one
In the taiko experience programmes, former members of Kodo who have had long experience as drummers, Shinichi Sogo (Shinchan-sensei) and Masami Miyazaki (Sami-chan-sensei), now work as teachers, well-praised for their instruction via their never-boring way of conversation and excellent technique. During the 60-minute programmes, they will draw in guests into the world of wadaiko drumming while providing enjoyable instruction through tactics such as “beating the drum of your choice”, “beating the drum that resonates within your heart”, “beating the drum with the sensation of a video game”, and “beating the drum together with friends”. Before you know it, you will be introduced to the entertainment culture of Japan that is wadaiko through your heart and you will feel the communication of sound which goes beyond words. Also, there will be stirring and magnificent performances by the teachers which will truly impress you. The taiko experience can also be enjoyed by just one guest. Reservations up to 2 days before your desired date are recommended. Tours inside the facility are always possible and you will want to get up close and personal with the drums.