The Way of Taiko

Item # 150901.

Second edition By Heidi Varian, Foreword by Seiichi Tanaka.

Taiko drumming is an ancient sacred practice in Japan, originally used to drive away pests from rice fields, and then to call to the gods in thanks at harvest time. Today, taiko in Japan and especially North America has evolved into a form of mental, physical, and martial arts training that combines rhythm, harmony, and movement. Contains an introduction to taiko history as well as resources for students. Heidi Varian is a longtime student of taiko and a taiko event producer. Seiichi Tanaka is founder and director of the renowned San Francisco Taiko Dojo. Paper: 135 pp.

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