Through the Sandbox Lens #15 — Female Taiko Drummer in Tokyo

Posted by on Oct 5, 2010 in Japan, Sandbox Photography, Through the Sandbox Lens, Uncategorized | 12 comments

When you’re traveling anywhere in Japan always be on the lookout for events going on at the neighborhood temples. I literally stumbled onto this Taiko drum performance at a local temple. The drumming was fantastic and it was free! This is budget travel at its best. I love the energy of this photo. You can also see a video clip of their performance here at YouTube.

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Taiko Drummer; Tokyo

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  1. I love “motion” shots. Well done.

  2. Good find, for more great drumming google Clanadonia.

  3. Great photo. I like the cool expression on her face as perspiration covers her face.


  4. Wow I’m really impressed. Japan never disappoints.

  5. Stumbling upon things can be such a great way to experience – and get unexpected photos! Maybe some day I’ll go to Japan…

  6. Jason, she was giving it her “all”.

  7. Sabina, if you get the chance to visit Japan do go. It’s expensive, but well worth it.

  8. I like how the blur in the picture shows the movement, including her hair 🙂

  9. Really nice photo, how did you do it?

  10. A great shot, and yes, the temple fairs in Japan are really entertaining.

    • Yes, no better way to get to interact with the locals and learn about the culture.


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