Drum Tao taking musical act on tour around Japan this summer

Drum Tao taking musical act on tour around Japan this summer

by Takahiro Takiguchi
Stripes Okinawa

World-renowned taiko drum group Drum Tao is celebrating its 30th anniversary on tour this summer with new musical “The Tao Mugenkyo.”

Since its inception, Drum Tao has performed over 700 musicals worldwide and captured an audience of over 9 million people. This year’s tour will visit 69 cities in Japan and Drum Tao will bring its spectacular acoustics to 103 stages.

Audiences can expect traditional Japanese instruments like taiko drums, shinobue flutes and koto harps employing various elements of rock, pop, ballad and classical music as breathtaking sequences of sword fighting are performed onstage.

Many of these performances will be in close proximity to the U.S. military bases, so don’t miss a chance to enjoy Drum Tao’s beats!

Check out Drum Tao’s summer tour near you

Nagasaki Brick Hall (near Sasebo NB)
June 3 at 6 p.m. (Doors open 5:15 p.m.) 

Okinawa Convention Center (near Okinawa bases)
June 17 at 6 p.m. (D.O. 5:15 p.m.) and June 18: 1 p.m. (D.O. 12:15 p.m.)

Tokyo Dome City (near Kanto Area Bases)
July 2 at 5 p.m. (D.O. 4:15 p.m.) and July 3: 6:30 p.m. (D.O. 5:45 p.m.)

EX Theater Roppongi in Tokyo
July 4 at 1 :30 p.m. (D.O. 12 :45 p.m.) and 6:30 p.m. (D.O. 5:45 p.m.)

Hachinohe City Public Hall in Hachinohe City (near Misawa AB)
Hachinohe City Public Hall in Hachinohe City
Date: July 15 at 2 p.m. (D.O. 1:15 p.m.)

JMS Aster Plaza in Hiroshima City (near MCAS Iwakuni)
July 26 at 6:30 p.m. (D.O. 5:45 p.m.)

For tickets and more about entertainment group Drum Tao, visit the website and the schedule page.

Drum Tao brings the beats in the celestial heights of Oita
Situated in Aso Kuju National Park in mainland of Kyushu at an elevation of 1,036 meters, “Tao no Oka” (literally, Hill of Tao) is home and outdoor theater complex of this world renowned wadaiko performing group, Drum Tao.

See video.

“Tao no Oka” Drum Tao Nature Theater
7571-2 Shiratanji Itaki, Kujumachi, Taketa City, Oita Prefecture
Live Stage Schedule: Fri, Sat, Sun, Mon and holidays, 2 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.
Admission (Tao House): 500 yen ($3.50)
Tickets (Nature Teater): Age 13 and older, 4,500 yen, ages 4 – 12, 2,500 yen
Tel: 0974-76-0950

Drum Tao Theater in the Sky 

Drum Tao Theater in the Sky 

Drum Tao Theater in the Sky 

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