In was in the Middle Ages that taiko (drum) for music performances began to enter Japan from the Asian continent. They subsequently took on very important role in various settings like shrine and temple festivals, and the performing arts. In recent years, a great many taiko drumming groups have sprung up around the country.


  • Title: Traditional Drums from Tottori
  • Subject Keywords: Tottori Prefecture, drum, Taiko
  • Type: Musical instrument
  • Rights: Nichinan town

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