Revolutionary New Drumming Entertainment in Tokyo - Mangekyo

Taiko drumming things up in Tokyo this spring

By Sleiman Azizi    - 1 min read

The magnetic rhythms of traditional Japanese taiko drumming have taken the world by storm.

And one of the top taiko drumming groups, Drum Tao, now operate out of the Alternative Theatre in Yurakucho with the group currently holding twice daily performances throughout the spring season.

These spring performances are described as "Revolutionary New Drumming Entertainment in Tokyo" and are a stunning collaboration of tradition and modernity. Titled Mangekyo, the performances feature an innovative light show that works to compliment the power of the traditional rhythms.

Mangekyo features two 80-minute shows at 3pm and 8pm, offering visitors the chance to experience the past and the future in an exhilarating exhibition of sound and light.

For ticket and performance information, please check the official website.

Getting there

Take the Ginza, Hibiya or Marunouchi Subway Lines to Ginza Station. Alternative Theatre is a 1-minute walk from Exit C4. You can also take the JR Yamanote Line to Yurakucho Station. The theatre is 3-minute walk from the Chuo or Ginza Exits.

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Sleiman Azizi

Sleiman Azizi @sleiman.azizi

I'm a Japanese Permanent Resident with over 600 published articles on Japan as well as 5 English language books inspired by traditional Japanese literature.I'm also the Regional Partner for Tokyo, so if you've anything to say about Japan's never ending capital - or just Japan in general - don't be shy and contact with me via

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Kim a year ago
Love the concept! Sounds like a fun night out.
Sleiman Azizi Author a year ago
The two sessions open up options for visitors too trying to do more when in town.
Elizabeth S a year ago
Drum Tao shows are mesmerizing. I saw them last year. Thunderous!
Sleiman Azizi Author a year ago
The group has certainly been around.
Elena Lisina a year ago
Ah, thanks! I wish they performed in July, too! :(
Elena Lisina a year ago
Is it coming out later? I'll check the web site! Many thanks, Sleiman! :)