Wadaiko means ‘Japanese
drum’. Japanese taiko drums come in wide range of
percussion instruments that are used in both Japanese
folk and classical musical traditions. There are
several taiko groups active not only in Japan, but
also in the US, the UK, Australia and New Zealand.
Wadaiko Concert by Okayama Prefecture
During the recent visit of the Indian Prime Minister to Japan, both the
Prime Ministers signed 11 agreements on diverse areas which included
establishment of sister state relationships between the State of Delhi
and Fukuoka Prefecture; and Maharashtra State and Okayama Prefecture.
The MoUs provided for cooperation in the areas of economy, tourism, culture,
etc. Okayama Prefecture and Maharashtra State enjoy excellent friendly
relations. The Pune-Okayama Friendship Garden created on the lines of
300-year old Okayama Korakuen Garden is a testimony to this bond of friendship.
To solidify further the bonds of their friendship, Okayama prefecture
is specially dispatching a popular Wadaiko group to perform in Maharashtra
for rekindling their close affinities.