Exhilarating taiko drumming (Photo: joergens.mi / CC BY-SA 3.0)

Revolutionary New Drumming Entertainment in Tokyo - Mangekyo

Taiko drumming things up in Tokyo this spring

Exhilarating taiko drumming (Photo: joergens.mi / CC BY-SA 3.0)
Sleiman Azizi   - 1 min read

The magnetic rhythms of traditional Japanese taiko drumming have taken the world by storm.

And one of the top taiko drumming groups, Drum Tao, now operate out of the Alternative Theatre in Yurakucho with the group currently holding twice daily performances throughout the spring season.

These spring performances are described as "Revolutionary New Drumming Entertainment in Tokyo" and are a stunning collaboration of tradition and modernity. Titled Mangekyo, the performances feature an innovative light show that works to compliment the power of the traditional rhythms.

Mangekyo features two 80-minute shows at 3pm and 8pm, offering visitors the chance to experience the past and the future in an exhilarating exhibition of sound and light.

For ticket and performance information, please check the official website.

Getting there

Take the Ginza, Hibiya or Marunouchi Subway Lines to Ginza Station. Alternative Theatre is a 1-minute walk from Exit C4. You can also take the JR Yamanote Line to Yurakucho Station. The theatre is 3-minute walk from the Chuo or Ginza Exits.

Sleiman Azizi

Sleiman Azizi @sleiman.azizi

I'm a Japanese Permanent Resident with over 650 published articles on Japan as well as 5 English language books inspired by traditional Japanese literature.I'm also a Japan Travel expert for Tokyo, so if you've anything to say about Japan's never ending capital - or just Japan in general - don't ...