Today I am going to introduce photos of the Ryukyu Koku Matsuri Daiko to preview my stage program on March 17th.
The Ryukyu Koku Matsuri Daiko performances are becoming quite popular on the main island of Japan, as well as internationally. The Ryukyu Koku Matsuri Daiko 琉球国祭り太鼓 is a kind of bon festival dance, like other Okinawa Prefecture folk dances in which the dancers carry and play Taiko drums as they dance; however, the Ryukyu Koku Matsuri Daiko's drum dancing is uniquely choreographed with specific forms (Kata-incorporated Karate forms) and specific music for each performance.
Ryukyu Koku Matsuri Daiko will perform Miruku Munari, Ku-daka and Ashibina.
Please join our performance and see exciting-and-energetic drum dancing!
July 4th, 2011 Independence Day Parade in Philadelphia
Photos were taken by Junko Fisher.