Third in the series highlighting Japan's musical instruments. Comes with English translation of the liner notes. CD1 focuses on taiko (drumming) traditions from all over Japan from Sado island (home of Kodo) to the eisa drumming groups of Okinawa. Features the best local taiko groups from each area. CD2 features the musical ensembles who perform at some of the most famous festivals, including Kagura (shinto dance).
CD1 - Taiko
1. Hokkai-daiko 2. Sado Nihomura Seinendan / Sado-no-ondeko 3. Gojinjo-daiko 4. Kandamyojin Masakado-daiko 5. Chichibu-daiko 6. Oguchi Daihachi to Gosuwadaiko / Osuwa-daiko 7. Tsushimamoko-daiko 8. Kokuragion-daiko 9. Okinawa Hirayashiki Seinekai / Eisa
CD2 - Matsuri Bayashi - Festival Hayashi Ensemble (performed by Matsumoto Gennosuke Members)
1. Yatai-bayashi 2. Shoden 3. Kamakura 4. Shichome 5. Yatai-bayashi 6. Ninba 7. Kagura-bayashi 8. Kanda-bayashim9. Jindai-kagura