What you'll do
We’ll introduce you to the Taiko drum, one of the most traditional and beloved instruments of Japan. The drum is used in Kabuki, a drama with singing and dancing, to express natural sounds. We’ll start by getting you to tap the drum and feel its unique sound and vibration. When you’re ready, we’ll all play together. You’ll experience your heart and the drum syncing together, faster and faster. As the drums beat in unison, you’ll feel the power and dynamism of the sound. It’s not something that you’ll be likely to forget as the feeling endures in your body. I’ll take pictures and a video of your drumming to remind you of your visit.
I started Wadaiko from university and, after becoming an English teacher, I founded a Wadaiko club for junior high schools. I've played at Asakusa's biggest festival, Sanja Matsuri, for over 20 years. I usually play at the festival while the priests play at the shrines and temples. I love the long-lasting rhythmic feeling I get after playing the drums in sync with lots of people.
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Where you'll be
We’ll meet at Asakusa Kaminarimon. On the way to my studio I'll tell you about the Sanja Matsuri festival. When our afternoon is over you can look around the traditional Taiko shops nearby.
Keep these in mind
Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.
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Up to 8 guests ages 6 and up can attend.
You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.
Please wear clothing you can move in easily, such as T-shirts and running pants. Jeans are not suitable. Please also bring drinks and hand towels.
Play Wadaiko drums with a musician
$67 per person
$67 per person