Book Announcement: The Way of Taiko (2nd Edition)

taiko2_L2The Way of Taiko
2nd Edition
by Heidi Varian and Foreword by Seiichi Tanaka
Published by Stone Bridge Press
Sept. 2013

The classic English-language guide to the exciting world of Japanese spiritual drumming.

Price : US$19.95
ISBN: 978-1-61172-012-9
136 pp, paper, 7 x 7″, color photos and illustrations
Foreword by Seiichi Tanaka


Taiko drumming offers a deep connection to the universe through sound and rhythm. This book offers a user-friendly guide to taiko (history, types of drum, performance, tradition). This 2nd edition includes additional taiko resources, a revised introduction, updates on US taiko, and eight pages of new and stunning color photographs of exciting taiko action.

Heidi Varian began a taiko career in the 1980s, performing in feature film soundtracks, recordings, and live events worldwide with the San Francisco Taiko Dojo. Seiichi Tanaka is founder and director of San Francisco Taiko Dojo.

(Via the The Manga Critic. See the review here.)

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