Monday, 30 May 2016
Taikoz Family Taiko Play is tanoshii!
Our favourite family arcade game in Tokyo is Taiko no Tatsujin (Drumming master). It's so addictive we have to drag our kids (and ourselves) away from it or we would be playing it all night long.
My youngest son, Salvador (12) and I were invited to try out the real thing over at the Family Play Taiko workshop at Taikoz. We were joined by other families as we gathered in the Taikoz inner sanctum hidden within the Ultimo Trade Centre in Ultimo to learn about the Japanese performance art of drumming. After a warm up, we were guided through playing a drum sequence with our tutors Kerryn and Sam. The workshop was energetic and rewarding as we developed our rhythmic skills working as a team.
As a bonus Kerryn and Sam impressed us with their drumming skills and showed us what we could achieve if we kept on drumming!