The Healthy Practice of Taiko

Tomoe-Ryu Yutakadaiko

Japanese Drums (ARC Music EUCD2045, 2007)

Taiko drums have growing in popularity thanks to groups like Koko and Ondekoza. This has led to the creation of dozens of taiko drumming aficionado groups across North America and Europe.

Under the generic name Japanese Drums, ARC Music has released an album by Japanese taiko drumming group Tomoe-Ryu Yutakadaiko. The young drumming troupe was created in 1992 to perform at a high school anniversary ceremony. What was intended to be a gathering for a one time performance became a stable group.

The intention of Tomoe-Ryu Yutakadaiko is not just public performance. The drumming club aims to "improve drum techniques as well as to further students’ healthy minds and bodies and overall well-being."

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