Final day of Taiko - 9am Taiko dedication to the sea. Photos

 

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Niihama dignitary gives a gift of bamboo along with bow and clap action.

The two miko dressed in the red and white kimono and pant set. The fellow with the drum also played a flute like item during the ceremony in music similar to that found in Kabuki theatre. There is not exactly a melody in the western sense but it is very beautiful.

The smaller taikos are taken from the feild.

The first taiko arrives.

They do the stretched holding of the taiko. Wonderful to see but very difficult.

 

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