Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Such poise and power

Was invited to a taiko recital this weekend where a friend was playing. The two pics I chose to show here I felt represent the poise and the power of the experience... anyways, for those in the dark the word ,taiko (太鼓) means simply "drum" in Japanese. Outside Japan, the word is often used to refer to any of the various Japanese drums (和太鼓, 'wa-daiko', "Japanese drum" in Japanese) and to the relatively recent art-form of ensemble taiko drumming (sometimes called more specifically, "kumi-daiko" (組太鼓).

Such poise and power
Originally uploaded by Gunnella.

Loved how this player kept all but her hands absolutely still,making the hands blurredbut the rest of her in focus. A definite boon when trying to photograph in low light situation sans flash ;-)

Intense stare what...

You really need to look at the photo in it's original size to appreciate the powerful stare going on here.


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