Taiko Drums Shizuoka 太鼓
We came across these taiko drums in Shizuoka. Taiko drums were originally war drums used for battlefield communication, and, like the African djembe or the bagpipes, they were used to instil a little dread in the hearts of the enemy.
Taiko have subsequently been used in Japanese festivals for generations.
Taiko drumming is still popular in school and university clubs in Japan and has increasing popularity overseas.