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Sado Island: Taiko & Kodo-mura

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Taiko Hall at Kodo-mura (click here to see a similar view in panorama, powered by photosynth — where you can zoom, turn, pan, etc)

On the second day, the rain was still pouring down.

It’s better than the day before though, when all the shops were closed due to typhoon.

We had to drive about 30km north to Mano for dinner.

Anyway, for that day, we decided to get some indoor activities — starting with Taiko experience.

What is taiko? What is Kodo? Learn all about it there.

Anyway, only Q & T that went for training — I chose to take their pictures :D

So, let’s meet the instruments… (don’t ask me the name and/or the differences; I have no idea)

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Then, meet the sensei. Let’s call him S-sensei.

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I recorded a video of S-sensei playing this taiko, but the audio quality was abysmal — sorry :-(

Q & T then do some drumming lesson with various taiko and sticks.

And then, after some lessons… they move on to learn to play a song.

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After the lesson, we went to Kodo’s office and met M, T’s friend that will be our guide for that day.

A glimpse view of the office… the entrance

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Taiko or Kodo related Books collection…

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I have to tell you that this village is located in the middle of the jungle — very beautiful and peaceful place.

I kind of wish to work in that kind of location.

The weather was getting better. With M as our guide, we went for the next spot to visit. I’ll tell you about it tomorrow. See you then :-).

*Kodo-mura, Sado Island, Niigata-ken, Japan


8 responses

  1. Sounds awesome, my friend. Good photos too ;-)

    September 28, 2011 at 21:06

    • Thanks, Mike :-)… cheers!

      September 29, 2011 at 07:39

  2. Great photos! Village in the middle of the jungle – sounds like a peaceful place to live.

    September 28, 2011 at 23:13

    • Thanks, Jenn.
      It is very peaceful… I wish I can stay there longer. That would be interesting :D…

      September 29, 2011 at 07:42

  3. Chloe [Photographer]

    wow at that book collection <3

    September 29, 2011 at 19:12

    • Haha… so, I think I can make an educated guess that your hobby is reading? :D…

      September 29, 2011 at 19:25

  4. Looks like you had a blast! :) Nice trip! :)

    October 19, 2011 at 23:55

    • Yes, we did… thanks!

      October 20, 2011 at 09:26

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