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Old Jan 15, 2010, 7:49 PM   #1
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These shots were taken at a Japanese cultural exhibition. There were "taiko" (drum) demonstrations. The beating of the "taiko" is classical traditional Japanese art form. Its popularity in modern times is credited to a revival in the early 1950s. The Japanese taiko form is the most commonly shown. Some of the taiko drums can exceed over 2 meters in diameter. They are made from a single tree trunk and weigh a lot. However, the Okinawan form uses smaller drums and te drummers are more mobile.

Here are the Okinawan taiko:

and the Japanese taiko:
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Old Jan 15, 2010, 9:44 PM   #2
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I really like this kind of music. Thanks Selvin.
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