The Mount Fuji Taiko Festival has been a fixture in the Japanese taiko community for many years. In 2014 it will be held for the 29th time, and since the year 2010 it also includes a High School contest in which the taiko clubs can show their skills and compete with each other.
On the 31st of July in 2011, the taiko club of the Hiryû High School from Numazu in Shizuoka prefecture competed in the contest with an absolutely stunning performance performance. Their performance included, among other instruments, the use of an Ôdaiko, a hira-daiko, several miya-daikos (or nagadô-daikos), okedô-daikos, a fue (bamboo flute) and, most prominently, three shime-daikos. Continue reading