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A huge number of taiko drummers perform near the finish line. This taiko group is called Kodaijin. 鼓代神 Web site at www.geocities.jp/kodaijin_kdj/
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Also see their awesome performance with my video at YouTube.
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Taiko drummers near the finish line.
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Taiko drummers near the finish line.
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Check out the little girl too. She was good.
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Ganbare!
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By 3:30 pm, the stream of runners became walkers.
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Taiko drummers.
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Local taiko drummers also performed.
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Held only once every 5 years, the Ibuki-yama Taiko Drum Dance was held on Oct. 3, 2010 in Ueno, a small neighborhood at the foot of Mt. Ibuki.
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The festival started at noon near the Ueno Kaikan Hall (brown building on right). MAP
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The taiko drum procession is headed by this large banner saying, "Ibuki-yama Hono Taiko Odori" which means Ibuki-yama Taiko Drum Offertory Dance.
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The procession consists of various people including these two torch bearers.
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The torch bearers are followed by male flute players.
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Ibuki-yama Taiko Drum Procession in front of Ueno Kaikan Hall.
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The male flue players are followed by female flute players from a local junior high school.
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They spent most of the summer practicing for this festival. They are entirely voluntary.
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Women dancers and taiko drum players.
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Also see the video at YouTube.
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At the end of the procession are these little kids waving a wand attached to a gourd.
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These kids are called fukube-furi.
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They head for Sannomiya Shrine only about 120 meters away.
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Sannomiya Shrine at the foot of Mt. Ibuki.
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Steps going up to Sannomiya Shrine.
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The taiko drum procession proceeded very slowly to the shrine.
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Finally, they are in sight of Sannomiya Shrine.
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It took them about 90 min. to reach the shrine.
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They finally reached the shrine steps.
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The procession is met by the shrine priest.
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Greeted and led by the shrine priest, the taiko drum procession starts to enter the shrine grounds.
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The various groups in the procession enter the shrine grounds after going up the steps and pass through the torii gate.
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They started to form a circle and danced.
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The taiko drummers include a good number of grade school boys who practiced hard during the summer for this festival.
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After a while, they sat down and rested while a few speeches were given.
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"Long ago, villagers in Ueno at the foot of Mt. Ibuki prayed for rain by doing the thunder dance by beating drums and bells, lighting torches, etc. After the rainfall and a good harvest in autumn, they danced to give thanks. This is what we are danci
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The mayor of Maibara, holding a microphone, says a few words.
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The dance continues.
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Even the torch bearers danced along.
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Ibukiyama Taiko Odori Dance, Maibara, Shiga.
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Now the fukube-furi kids came out and paraded around in a circle.
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After dancing in a circle, they danced in different formations.
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They also performed while sitting on straw mats.
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Also see the video at YouTube.
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For the finale, they all approached the shrine hall and performed.
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Also see the video at YouTube.
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After they finished, they all bowed.
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Words of thanks from a group leader.
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In the end, they had group photo sessions for each group. These are the fukue-furi kids.
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Boy taiko drummers.
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Junior high school flute players.
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Male flute players and dancers.
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Adult taiko drummers.
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Women background singers.
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Taiko drummers
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On May 4 from 5 pm to 6 pm, large taiko drums (太鼓の響宴) were beaten on the street near the shrine.
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Another taiko arrives.
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Men standing precariously on one of the smaller taiko drums. They hold on to a rope tied to the drum. The smallest taiko is 1.29 meter wide. Up to 11 people stand on it.
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The largest taiko is made of bubinga wood. They even made another taiko from the wood carved out of this trunk.
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In the old days, they used to ram the taiko drums at each other. Since a bigger taiko was more advantageous, four neighborhoods sought to make the largest drum.
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That's how the taiko got bigger and bigger.
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The taiko drums are beaten to purify the path for the mikoshi portable shrine.
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At around 6 pm, the ornate floats started to appear.
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Boy drummers show their stuff too.
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Kasei-ren
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The last group in the procession were the taiko drummers led by four bell ringers. 鉦
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There were about 50 taiko drummers. They also practiced every day during summer vacation. The boys drummed, while the girls played the flute.
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Taiko drummers in Suijo.
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Finally the taiko drummers. It took about 30 min. for everyone to enter the shrine.
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Also see my YouTube video here.
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The taiko drum dance started as a rainmaking dance in 1671 during a drought. The dance continued until 1947. In 1965, they revived the dance, but held it only once every 5 years due to the cost.
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The next time this taiko dance will be held will be in Oct. 2014. However, a similar taiko drum dance will be held in Oct. 2010 in neighboring Ueno at Sannomiya Shrine at the foot of Mt. Ibuki.
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After entering the shrine and drumming for a while, they started to form a circle.
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First they danced in a circle.
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The taiko drummers are as young as 3rd grade (age 8).
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The young drummers performed very well.
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The drummers formed a few different formations. They lined up in front of the shrine and let the fukube-furi children to march through to the shrine.
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They also had a seated drumming performance.
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They had quickly spread four strips of straw mats on the ground for the drummers.
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The seated drumming was also interesting.
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They face the shrine.
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Suijo Hachiman Shrine Taiko Odori dance in Maibara, Shiga.
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Fukube-furi comes through (again).
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Again they spread the mats on the ground and did the seated drumming again. They did everything twice.
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Also see my YouTube video here.
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Bell ringers
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They performed for about an hour and ended at around 4:15 pm. They were scheduled to end at 3:30 pm. Suijo is lucky to have such a great spectacle of a festival.
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Cutouts for you face.
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Poster for the Suijo taiko dance.
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Taiko drum troupe from Maibara enters the sacred rice paddy and head for the stage.
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They performed the Rich Harvest Taiko Dance (Honen Taiko Odori). 豊年太鼓踊り 国指定無形文化財
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The Rich Harvest Taiko Dance (Honen Taiko Odori) is an Intangible Cultural Property. Also see my YouTube video here. 豊年太鼓踊り
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The music was a mixture of taiko drums, flutes, and a gong. They performed for about 30 min. 国指定無形文化財
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It was a marvelous performance. Although I think it would've been more impressive if they performed on the ground beside the paddies.
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Capping the day's events was the Takatora Taiko troupe from Tsu. 高虎太鼓
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The festivities and summit ended at 6:30 pm.
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Video of belly dancers at the Yushima Tenjin plum blossom festival on Feb. 22, 2014. They are the Haruna Aki & Arabina troupe. 春奈あき&アラビーナのベリーダンス。
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Shiraume Taiko women drummers climaxed the 4-hour show. They are based at Yushima Tenjin Shrine. 白梅太鼓
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