Video documentary

Gymnastics, cardiovascular exercises and marathon training - to control the Japanese taiko, the drummers have to be extremely fit. Timpanists Wieland Welzel and Vincent Vogel visited taiko master Eitetsu Hayashi during our tour of Asia, and learnt a few tricks from him.

Video: Magdalena Zieba-Schwind, Adam Janisch

Eitetsu Hayashi is one of the best taiko drummers in the world. He last appeared on stage with the Berliner Philharmoniker and conductor Kent Nagano at the Waldbühne concert in 2000. You can watch this concert in our Digital Concert Hall archive.

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