Okage Yokocho Taiko Performance

When I went to Ise, I stopped by Akafuku Honten to get a little snack.  I then headed to the Isuzu River to relax a little and let the daifuku settle when I started to hear drumming.  I was excited to find out what was going on, so I headed back to the shopping area to investigate.

Maneki Neko at the Entrance to Okage Yokocho

Maneki Neko at the Entrance to Okage Yokocho

Okage Yokocho

Okage Yokocho

Taiko Drummer at Okage Yokocho

Taiko Drummer at Okage Yokocho

Taiko Drummer at Okage Yokocho

Taiko Drummer at Okage Yokocho

Akafuku is across from the entrance to Okage Yokocho, an area that was built to look like an old Edo era style complex.  At the centre they had a great taiko performance.  It was an amazing sight and you could feel every beat of the drum.  Be sure to check out the video below and turn up the volume to really experience it!

Cleaning up after Drumming at Okage Yokocho

Cleaning up after Drumming at Okage Yokocho

Cleaning up at Okage Yokocho

Cleaning up at Okage Yokocho

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