YAMATO Drummers of Japan: Jhonetsu - Passion

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情熱 - Passion

Yamato is a Japanese taiko drumming troupe that tours all over the world. The title of YAMATO’s newest program is “Passion”. As some of you may know, YAMATO welcomed the 25th anniversary in 2018, celebrating the group’s tours and performances in around 54 different countries, with over 3,500 performances that (have) reached almost 8 million people.

Since the formation of the group in 1993, YAMATO's slogan has been "Let's go to wherever we are invited! Let's give energy to the world!" With these words in our hearts, we have traveled all over the world, giving over 200 performances a year, maintaining a relentless momentum that shows no signs of slowing down. Our latest program is titled "Passion." Our motivation for this latest endeavor is precisely our never-ending passion.

YAMATO has always used the passion to confront tradition. YAMATO has been propelled by the passion to run freely around the world.  Picture a large Odaiko drum, weighing over 500 kg, standing tall as the centerpiece, surrounded by dozens of Taiko drums of various sizes and unique characters. Also imagine a giant trailer packed with lighting equipment, sound equipment, and more. Dealing with transport and transfers during a tour is extremely hard work, with preparations for each performance requiring the physical strength and great energy of many people, from the early hours of the morning until late at night. As I am sure you can imagine, YAMATO's performances require an unimaginable amount of energy, but even once our explosive two-hour performance at full power is over, all taiko drums and stage equipment still need to be packed and loaded into the trailer. The members of YAMATO train extremely hard all year round, from morning to night. We develop strong muscles, build strength, and maintain our bodies in top condition, so that we are able to sustain the hard work that is required for the performances. To accomplish this, it is important to have a strong will and great physical strength, but there is one other thing that is absolutely essential. That is passion. There is no doubt that it is our passion that keeps us going, preventing us from feeling discouraged along the way. That's right. We have only realized this now. What moves YAMATO forward is its passion. Passion encompasses the feelings behind the concepts of YAMATO's previous programs: spirit, body and heartbeat.

Passion mobilizes people. YAMATO's passion can be seen unfolding on the stage.  The latest program by YAMATO is pure passion.

Duration: Approx 2 hrs including interval

Ticket Information

Adult  $49

Concession $47

Friend of the MEC $45

Student/ Under 18  $25

Under 16  $16

Family of 4   $120 (2 Adults & 2 children under 16 - $30 each)

Group 8+  $45




  • Wednesday, 21 August 2019 | 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM


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