Participants drumming during the workshop.

Before the actual workshop, with enthusiastic participants, a lecture on the theme “Drums in Japanese Music” was delived by Gunnar Jinmei Linder, followed by a demonstration of the taiko drums by members of the Taiko Shin Kai.

The event was an officially recognized event to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Sweden and Japan.

Text and photo: Gunnar Jinmei Linder

Kaoly Asano in the middle with her two gocoo assistants Kazumi (left) and Yoshie (right). The man behind Kaoly is a taiko teacher from Germany who took part in the workshop.