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YAMATO: The Drummers of Japan

Passion meets tradition with the explosive energy of YAMATO: The Drummers of Japan. The internationally acclaimed group performs a powerhouse program featuring over 40 traditional Taiko drums, each with its own unique character and sound.

From the massive 1,100-pound “Odaiko,” crafted from a 400-year-old tree, to smaller drums with intricate tones, the performance creates a complex soundscape of rhythm and harmony.

Founded over 30 years ago in Nara Prefecture, said to be the birthplace of Japanese culture and civilization, YAMATO travels the world to share this longstanding cultural tradition.

In this spectacular show, the highly skilled, athletic drummers channel the heartbeat and spirit of their homeland. Japanese Taiko drumming is truly an electrifying experience like no other, and YAMATO represents the best of the best.


“This is a show of unbridled enthusiasm and great musical variety” The Scotsman

“A genuinely theatrical experience, delivered with balletic grace and infectious humour” The Times (UK)

Group Tickets

Event dates

March 5, 2025 @ 7:30 pm
Tickets on sale

Single Tickets:
Friday, July 26 at noon

Group Tickets:
Contact our Group Sales team to reserve seats.

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Uihlein Hall
929 N Water St
Milwaukee, WI 53202 United States
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