Japanese drums are originated to the Jomon period (the time in prehistoric Japan from about 12,000 BC) and it was used as information transmission means. They are often played on the occasions of traditional festivals, Kabuki, Noh (a major form of classical Japanese musical drama) and religious ceremonies at temples and shrines. Japanese traditional drums are played with such dynamic physical movements and it is very energetic and powerful. If you are interested in Japanese festivals or music, it will be definitely an enjoyable cultural experience for you!
【Name】Oedo Sukeroku Taiko
【Address】2-1-13 Sotokanda, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 1010021
【Map URL】GOOGLE MAP
【Access】Around 4min walk from the Ochanomizu station on the JR line / Shin-ochanomizu station on the Tokyo Metro Chiyoda line
【Reservation】Reservation is available by Email or Fax.
Mention your full name, contact number, E-mail address and any requests for your lesson and send it to: email@example.com or by Fax: (+81) 03-3258-8890
【Number of Participants】Minimum: 4 people Maximum: 8 people
Price and Plans
- 1 hour Lesson: 4,000 JPY (approx. 33 USD) for the 1st lesson and 3,500 JPY (approx. 29 USD) for after the 2nd lesson.
- 1.5 hour Lesson: 5,000 JPY (approx. 41 USD) for the 1st lesson and 4,500 JPY (approx. 37 USD) for after the 2nd lesson.
- Timing: between 13:30 – 16:30 on every Tuesday, Thursday and Friday (please ask for the specific timing).
※ Entrance fee, tuition fee, instrument rental fee, room rental fee and tax are included in the price above.
※ The rental fee of Bachi sticks (sticks for Japanese drum) 500 JPY is NOT included (if you wish to purchase, it costs 2,500 JPY).
How to Enjoy
You can try listening the Japanese traditional drums in different occasions and you will notice the differences in tone and rhythm. Moreover, the style of playing formations also differ by region. And there are different size of Japanese drums. If you are interested in playing Japanese drum games at home, you can also purchase this Japanese drum game with popular Japanese music, available with Nintendo Wii, 3DS/DS, PSP and PS2.
- As the lesson will include a lot of physical movement, we recommend you to wear something comfortable.
- Please follow your instructor carefully.