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Yamato: The Drummers of Japan


"Pure energy meets spiritual high..." —Scotsman

With an engrossing variety of sounds, endless complexity of rhythms, and exceptional display of physical prowess, Yamato: The Drummers of Japan infuse their performances with the idea that the drumbeat is the very pulse of life.  They pour their souls into traditional Wadaiko drums (some of which are more than 400 years old), creating a sound that stirs the hearts of people everywhere.

Founded in 1993 in Nara—considered the birthplace of Japanese culture—these master drummers have transformed the ancient art of taiko drumming into a modern day spectacle that has dazzled more than a million people worldwide. Performing on an astonishing array of traditional percussion instruments both large and small, the irresistible men and women of Yamato will captivate you with their infectious energy in this heart-pounding display of athleticism, precision, and virtuosity. You won't want to miss this spectacular and joyous event that will literally shake you to your core!

WATCH: Yamato, The Drummers of Japan