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|Oedo Sukeroku Taiko Live The Drums Of Tokyo|
Actors: Kobayashi Seido, Nagata Izumi, Itohara Masashi, Ishizuka Yuu, Zako Mizuho
Genres: Music Video & Concerts
In Japan, one cannot imagine any festivities without taiko, the drums whose deep tones give rhythm to popular emotions. In a performance brimming with power and refinement, the Oedo Sukeroku Ensemble recreates this celebra... more »
Taiko Fan | 11/19/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Oedo Sukeroku has a long history, and this specific group of players shows that. Every body movement is calculatated and refined to a perfection not common in most taiko groups. This DVD includes such Sukeroku-style classics as the widely copied Yodan, Shiraume and Matsuri. It also includes a variation (called Midare in the DVD) of Obon festival drumming from Tokyo.
On the downside, some of the camera work and editing is not up to professional standards. However, this is a keeper for any taiko fan.