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Taiko drums concert with Dako-on

14 April 2015 Videos and documentaries about travels and life in Japan Guillaume Erard

Taiko drums concert with Dako-on

The history of Taiko (太 鼓), the Japanese drum, probably dates back to the 6th century after its importation from neighboring countries such as China. Adoption during ceremonies in Buddhist temples, an...

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New video: Guillaume Erard in Besancon (winter 2014)

22 March 2015

New video: Guillaume Erard in Besancon (winter 2014)

It has now become something of a tradition, every time I return to Europe, I make a trip to the Gono...

Series of summer seminars with Guillaume Erard, 4th Dan Aikikai

22 March 2015

Series of summer seminars with Guillaume Erard, 4th Dan Aikikai

My seminar calendar for this summer is being finalized and I am going to regularly update this page ...

Kagamibiraki 2015 at the Aikikai Hombu Dojo

12 January 2015

Kagamibiraki 2015 at the Aikikai Hombu Dojo

The Kagamibiraki ceremony was held on Sunday, 11th of January at the Aikikai Hombu Dojo in Tokyo. Th...

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Taiko drums concert with Dako-on

14 April 2015

Taiko drums concert with Dako-on

The history of Taiko (太 鼓), the Japanese drum, probably dates back to the 6th century after its impo...

New YouTube channel dedicated to Japan

13 April 2015

New YouTube channel dedicated to Japan

I created my YouTube channel in 2007, at about the same time as I started this website. At the time...

Oedo Onsen Monogatari and the public baths in Japan

12 February 2014

Oedo Onsen Monogatari and the public baths in Japan

We know that often, Japanese adaptations of places or concepts from abroad tend to end up with more ...

Daito-ryu Aiki-jujutsu

Documentary on Chiba Tsugutaka, the Daito-ryu Aikijujutsu master of Shikoku - Part 6

06 July 2014

Documentary on Chiba Tsugutaka, the Daito-ryu Aikijujutsu master of Shikoku - Part 6

This is the final part of our documentary on the Daito-ryu Aikijujutsu master from Shikoku, Chiba Ts...

Documentary on Chiba Tsugutaka, the Daito-ryu Aikijujutsu master of Shikoku - Part 5

14 April 2014

Documentary on Chiba Tsugutaka, the Daito-ryu Aikijujutsu master of Shikoku - Part 5

This is the fifth part of our exclusive documentary on Chiba Tsugutaka Sensei, the last Daito-ryu ma...

37th Kobudo demonstration at the Nippon Budokan

12 February 2014

37th Kobudo demonstration at the Nippon Budokan

On Sunday February 9th 2014, the Nippon Budokan welcomed representatives of 35 schools of traditiona...

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