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Tamagawa University Taiko Drumming and Dance Troupe



Biography

Tamagawa University Dance and Taiko Group has been touring the world since 1961, visiting Mexico, England, Greece, Canada, Malaysia, Russia, Indonesia, Africa, and the United States. The troupe has toured extensively in East Coast since 2003, including performances at the Kennedy Center, the National Cherry Blossom Festival., the Subaru Cherry Blossom Festival of Greater Philadelphia, and the NBA Half-time show at the Wachovia Center. This is their 12th annual East Coast Tour that stretches from Philadelphia to Washington, D.C. and New York. Tamagawa University Dance and Taiko Group recently won third prize in a competition against 450 other groups at the Tokyo International Taiko contest.

Watch Past Performances

Video 4/6/2017: Tamagawa University and Taiko Group

Thundering taiko drumming meets traditional Japanese dance as nearly 30 drummers and dancers from Tamagawa University and Taiko Group take the stage. The performers make up one of Japan’s top-ranking taiko groups coming out of the premier arts university in Japan. Presented in collaboration with the National Cherry Blossom Festival.

Video 4/15/2016: Tamagawa University Dance and Taiko Group

As part of the National Cherry Blossom Festival, Tamagawa University Dance and Taiko Group, one of the top-ranking taiko groups in Japan, presents nearly 30 drummers and dancers in a performance where thundering taiko drumming meets traditional Japanese dance.

Video 4/10/2015: Tamagawa University Dance and Taiko Group

One of the top-ranking taiko groups in Japan performs thundering taiko drumming infused with traditional Japanese dance as nearly 30 drummers and dancers take the stage. Presented with the support of the Embassy of Japan and the National Cherry Blossom Festival.

Video 4/13/2012: Tamagawa University Taiko Dance Ensemble

The group from Japan’s top performing arts university performs visually stunning Japanese dances. Part of the 2012 National Cherry Blossom Festival.

Tamagawa University Taiko Drumming and Dance Troupe