The Incredible Japanese Taiko Drums

Taiko means ‘drum’ in Japanese.

Tamashii means ‘soul’ or ‘spirit’.

Taiko Drumming has been a part of the Japanese culture for centuries. Its roots lie in the temples and shrines all over Japan where they are played at religious festivals and ceremonies.

Taiko is an intensely musical and physical experience, the training demanding stamina, discipline and commitment.

It is an open and honest expression of the ‘here and now’.


Tamashii School of Taiko students study and train the art of Japanese drumming under Liz Walters.

Liz has performed and taught Wadaiko (Japanese drums) throughout the UK and worldwide for over 16 years and teaches annually in Japan.

She shares her knowledge and experience of the ‘Way of Taiko’ with passion and sincerity, through workshops, classes and performances at schools, public and private events.

Taiko Events on the day -

12.00am-12.45pm Come to see a demonstration of Taiko given by students from Taiko School

Following this, Liz will be facilitating a hands-on workshop for all those who wish to have a go! So don’t be shy, just come and try – you’ll be hooked! First come first served so make sure you get there early!

3.30pm-4.00pm The drumming highlight will be an exhilerating, energetic and highly visual display of Japanese Taiko by the Tamashii Daiko performance troupe.

Their speciality is the traditional and challenging ‘mitsu uchi’ rhythm which involves playing colourful, expressive solos within a tight unison.

A key component to their style is the direction of ‘ki’ energy into their highly choreographed playing.

Prepare to be blown away!

For further details and information about Taiko performances and public/ school workshops or classes please contact Liz Walters This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit their websites www.taikoschool.com and www.tamashiidaiko.com