Osuwa Daiko

The group Osuwa Daiko came from the Suwa valley as Okaya-city district from Japanese Alps, not far from Tokyo. Tats was born there. There are hundreds of Taiko players in this district who take part in competitions.
The best can then play at Shinto religious festivals.
The group also accompanied by a priest who recited Shinto texts it's called Norito (j) and
Koujo (), showed the variety of there national folklore with big and small drums, gongs, Triton, flutes and voices singing in extreme high pitched tones.
Dancers with masks contributed to this colorful scenery. The international day of music had a truly international flair about it.
Grand Master, Daihachi Oguchi restored a piece of traditional shrine music for the Suwa Taisha (Suwa Shrine).
His original compositions have contributed greatly to the development of the Suwa region and to the promotion of Japanese Taiko.
He is held in the highest esteem as foremost figure in the World of Wadaiko (Traditional Japanese Drum) not only in Japan but internationally as well.

In 1953, he formed the Osuwa Daiko Preservation Society with the aims of passing on ancient traditions to future generation and the musical development of the Taiko, which has a history of over 50 years, and the National Osuwa Daiko Federation.
Since then, he has devised and perfected the original g "KUMI TAIKO" style of ensemble drumming, collecting many traditional Wa-Daiko, which have been born of Japanese culture, of various sizes and tones, and playing them in an orchestra-like style all over the world.
He has turned this new dimension of Taiko music into one of the world's foremost folk performing arts.
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