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Matsumoto's Crow Castle

One of the things I love most about living in Japan is the ease of travel. Thanks to the train network, expressways, and tunnels through the middle of mountains, getting around is a breeze. 803 more words


Joining the Ise Matsuri (Festival) for the First Time

I had a long weekend but I still felt like it was too short. Last Monday, my arms hurt I couldn’t scratch an itch on my back.   774 more words

Life Lessons

Full-on Matsuri. Fuchu Style!

I have a jumbie on my back, and his name is ‘No Festival For You’.

Seriously though, the Matsuri is basically a Japanese street festival that has everything from Taiko drumming, to dancing, parading shrines, food, colours, costumes and fun. 360 more words

Food Heaven

Himanshu (Heems) - Desi Shoegaze Taiko

Heems of Das Racist Mixtape Nehru Jackets Free legal download: http://www.datpiff.com/Himanshu-Heems-Nehru-Jackets-mixtape.306721.html I Do Not Own This Song…
Weight Lifting Music
The concept is fresh, and while you may have heard of people talking about what type of music they listen…

Yushima Tenmangu Shrine Festival

Yushima Tenmangu (湯島天満宮), also known as Yushima Tenjin (湯島天神), is a shinto shrine in Bunkyo, not far from Ueno Park. It holds its annual festival in May. 37 more words


Taiko Japanese drums: where, how (and why) to play them

If you’re thinking about boring new age stuff… well, you’re wrong. Japanese traditional Taiko drums are a powerful experience of good (and deep) vibrations. When you just listen to their sound, and when you play them. 406 more words


Nao Masuda on composing for Taiko drums

I was one of the blessed few who received Francis Chagrin Award in 2013.

Outside my usual theatre music work, I had been composing for Taiko drums, my main instruments, for ages before I applied for the award. 305 more words