There are so many Japanese traditional instruments and the music is called Hougaku. One of them is the Taiko. You hit the Japanese drum, made of a cowhide stretched over a frame made of a hollowed-out tree trunk, with wooden thick sticks. They are played in events and festivals, so you may see them during your trip in Japan. I introduce TAIKO-LAB, which offers trial lessons in Tokyo Aoyama.
Now there are so many people taking trial lesson even coming from abroad. The teachers have taught Taiko drumming for more than 20 years and also works as a performer, so they are definitely professional. The lesson started with an explanation of the basic posture and the way to hit the drums. Spread your legs wider than your shoulders, bend your knees a little and hit the drum using the power of all of your body.
You might hit the drum sound will be different from that of teacher. But after receiving the advice from teacher by bouncing the sticks against the drum with out-stretched elbows, your sound becomes clearer and clearer. You will notice that Taiko drumming is simple but deep enough. You can get 60min lesson from a teacher with 6 or 7 people of group. Your daily stress will be also solved by this lesson! Interesting? Please check it out!