Thu. 24th Oct 2019

Taiko Kids Perth Japan Festival Matsuri 2018

Taiko Kids Perth Japan Festival Matsuri 2018

Taiko Kids Perth Japan Festival Matsuri 2018
About Perth Japan Festival Matsuri 2018
Perth Japan Festival (Matsuri event) is a Japanese cultural event that includes traditional music and clothing, martial arts and dance demonstrations, and Japanese food and goods. The Festival (Matsuri event) that is a pubic event and will take place in the Perth CBD. The Festival is the biggest Japanese cultural event in WA and the only event held in Perth that is dedicated to celebrating Japanese culture.

Taiko Kids Perth Japan Festival Matsuri 2018

About Taiko

Taiko are a broad range of Japanese percussion instruments. In Japanese, the term refers to any kind of drum, but outside Japan, it is used to refer to any of the various Japanese drums called wadaiko and to the form of ensemble taiko drumming more specifically called kumi-daiko. The process of constructing taiko varies between manufacturers, and preparation of both the drum body and skin can take several years depending on method.

Taiko have a mythological origin in Japanese folklore, but historical records suggest that taiko were introduced to Japan through Korean and Chinese cultural influence as early as the 6th century CE. Some taiko are similar to instruments originating from India. Archaeological evidence also supports the view that taiko were present in Japan during the 6th century in the Kofun period. Their function has varied throughout history, ranging from communication, military action, theatrical accompaniment, and religious ceremony to both festival and concert performances. In modern times, taiko have also played a central role in social movements for minorities both within and outside Japan.

Kumi-daiko performance, characterized by an ensemble playing on different drums, was developed in 1951 through the work of Daihachi Oguchi and has continued with groups such as Kodo. Other performance styles, such as hachijō-daiko, have also emerged from specific communities in Japan. Kumi-daiko performance groups are active not only in Japan, but also in the United States, Australia, Canada, Europe, Taiwan, and Brazil. Taiko performance consists of many components in technical rhythm, form, stick grip, clothing, and the particular instrumentation. Ensembles typically use different types of barrel-shaped nagadō-daiko as well as smaller shime-daiko. Many groups accompany the drums with vocals, strings, and woodwind instruments.

I hope you enjoyed this year Perth Japan Festival Matsuri in Perth Forrest Place a lot of entertainment, great performance, music, dancing, great food, fun and Japanese Culture. See you next year.

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