The captivating sound of this Japanese art is unforgettable. The audience at the Hatsume festival at the Morikami Museum and Gardens enjoyed three sets of Taiko performance by Fushu Daiko throughout the the day.
The festival that celebrated the first day of Spring took place on March 19th and 20th. Taiko drumming has been part of the Japanese culture for many centuries. Its roots lie in the countless temples and shrines scattered all over Japan where they are played in religious festivals and ceremonies. It is said that the furthest point at which the village Taiko could be heard marked the edge of the village. Taiko also found a home in warfare, making sounds big enough to scare the enemy.
Ben Miller, a member of Fushu Daiko gave uVu a short interview between two performances at the Hatsume festival.