Guide - Experience - Wadaiko drumming at Taiko-Lab Aoyama

Wadaiko drumming at Taiko-Lab Aoyama

Work up a sweat with the rhythm of the drums
Opening Hours 9.30am - 10pm (Monday - Friday); 9.30am - 6.00pm (Saturday - Sunday)

Wadaiko, or Taiko for short, are traditional Japanese drums used to perform at major festivals and religious ceremonies. It is said that playing Taiko can improve one’s health and muscle coordination. Nowadays, learning Taiko is increasingly popular in Japan, and more and more Taiko drumming schools are founded.Join the Wadaiko workshop to work up a sweat with this energetic percussion!

Transport Gaiemmae Station (4-minute walk)
+81 1 2097 9447
Concept Aoyama B1, 3-1-30 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-8518
東京都渋谷区神宮前3-1-30 コンセプト青山B1

1. A lesson in wadaiko (also known as taiko, a kind of Japanese drum set) offers the chance to enjoy music and dynamic resonance.

2. Sharing a modern facility with other renowned studios, TAIKO-LAB features three practice rooms that can hold classes for groups of around 25 to 50 people.

3. The beating of taiko can be louder than thunder , topping 130 decibels and audible from several kilometres away.

4. Taiko was once used to offer prayers to the gods at festivals and to accompany traditional performing arts.

5. Each taiko is a fantastic piece of artwork and takes almost five years to make, with meticulous drying and processing of the wood and leather.

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