It is said that there are over 16,000 Taiko and Folk Music Groups in Japan who use Taiko, the trend being that big groups of performers (20-50 people) play Taiko in one style or in simultaneous unison.
The style of Taiko that I pursue and wish to spread is the style of Taiko Do, whereby the style differs from person to person; for example, a Group of 5-10 people playing together, but performing ad lib according to their own individual technique.
Even if I were to teach 100 Students, each one would improve as a Taiko Performer according to his/ her own characteristics.
My fascination and direction now, is to explore and teach Taiko techniques which reveal both charm and fascination not only in the moment when the Taiko IS played, but by using and understanding the “MA” (the space during the time when the Taiko is NOT being played) and the individual expression of the person who is playing at the time.
The number of Students who come to receive serious Tuition, are from many parts of Japan - Hokkaido, Tokyo, Nagoya, Aichi, Fukuoka.
I would very much like for other Students to come here to experience these vivid sounds and feelings at my Dojo, the distant Echo of this world that swells and penetrates the Heart.
TAIKO TO LEARN - TAIKO TO PERFORM
KOKORO - The Japanese Heart. A heart that recreates itself from Emptiness, a clear Heart that can create and expand.