【TAIKO CONCERT】Experience the ancient vibrations

UPDATE: At this time, all of the free positions have been taken. However, if you are interested in the event, please register anyway to be waitlisted!
We are also exploring some other possible options.
We are sorry for the inconvenience.
– Edge of Niigata

If you don’t have a chance to join us for the live concert, fear not! 
There will be an event in Niigata City as well – HERE IS THE INFORMATION 

LIMITED TIME ONLY!

The world-famous Taiko drum group “Kodo” will hold a special performance.

Japanese drum “TAIKO” is said to have existed since the Jomon period. This is a rare musical instrument since its basic structure has hardly changed since the ancient times. It was used as a means of communicating information during the Jomon period. During the Warring States period, it was used to pass orders during battles and to boost solder morale. Furthermore, since it was thought to reach the spirit world, drum music has been incorporated into ceremonies at shrines and temples. Noh and Kabuki arts also utilize the drums to bring accents and add tension.

 

EVENT DATE January 30th, 2022
EVENT LOCATION Kashiwazaki City
TRANSPORTATION Shuttle Bus
SHUTTLE BUS STOPS
  • Niigata Station
  • Tsubame-Sanjo Station
  • Nagaoka Station
    Please let us know in the “other” section below which shuttle stop you would prefer. The bus schedule will be given to those who have registered.
PARTICIPATION CONDITIONS
  • Information dissemination about this event on your Social Media.
  • Non-Japanese residents of Japan
PRICE Free

※There will be a lunch stop on the way to the venue (at a rest area of the highway). However, this time the meal will not be provided. Please buy your own lunch. Additionally, please refrain from eating on the bus or at the venue.

In the 1950s Daihachi Oguchi, a Japanese drum player, established a new performing style, in which taiko plays a leading role. His performances at the Tokyo Olympics and the Osaka Expo attracted attention not only of Japan but the rest of the world as well! The already familiar TAIKO gained a new power through the dramatic performance style and powerful rhythms. From than on, taiko groups were born!

More information

Official Website

Pamphlet  (Japanese only)

Please note that the Terms of Service below may not completely apply to this tour (e.g. The “Payment” section)

Tour Information

Reservation
  • Date
    January 30th, 2021
  • Capacity
    0 / 30 People (First-come-first-serve)
  • Fee
    FREE
  • Meeting place
    Niigata Station, Tsubame-Sanjo Station, Nagaoka Station

Reservation form

    Reservation inquiry
    Tour 【TAIKO CONCERT】Experience the ancient vibrations
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    【Identity Confirmation】
    After receiving your reservation request, we will confirm availability and contact you via e-mail with further details. Please bring your passport or another form of identification in order to confirm your name and age at the time of your reservation.

    【Payment】
    We offer two payment options:
    1. Paypal transfer 24 hours before the tour.
    2. Cash at the meeting place.

    【Cancellation】
    The tour will be held, regardless of the weather. In the unlikely event of a natural disaster or cancellation of the tour, you will be contacted by e-mail.
    Please notify us of your cancellation at least 12 hours before the tour start time.

    【Personal information】
    The personal information you provided here is confidential and will not be used for any purposes other than booking this tour. We will not disclose any of your personal information to third parties.

    【Photographs】
    Photographs may be taken during the tour for PR purposes. We will confirm with you before posting anything on Social Media or using for any other purpose.

    BY JAPANESE LAW IT IS ILLEGAL FOR PERSONS UNDER 20 YEARS OF AGE TO DRINK ALCOHOL.
    WE DO NOT CONDONE DRUNK DRIVING. IN JAPAN THE LEGAL ALCOHOL LIMIT IS 0 (zero).
    WE ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY ACCIDENTS OCCURRING BEFORE OR AFTER THE TOUR.