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Masahiko Satoh, Osuwa Daiko
Suwa Ikazuchi

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The Suwa Daiko is a tradition of Kagura (= sacred music and dance) and drums of the SUWA TAISHA Shrine that enshrines the life of the TAKEMINAKATA (= one of god in Japanese mythology).


It is a folk performing art that is recorded in an ancient document of the Koshin-etsu-Senroku (=Koshin-etsu War Record). The document says that it is also medieval military music. Shingen TAKEDA1521-1573, who was a great warlord in 16th-century known for his equestrian corps said to be the strongest in Sengoku period, formed 21 people of Suwa Daiko and raised the spirit and willingness of the Takeda army soldiers by Suwa Daiko at the battle of Kawanakajima (1553-1564).


Mr. Daihachi OGUCHI has collected traditional drums with different tones of various sizes and created an original group drum. He opened 15 branches nationwide, 12 branches overseas such as San Francisco, New York, Chicago, Toronto, Singapore etc. and helped spread the Suwa Daiko world wide. Osuwa Daiko Preservation Society is an intangible cultural property that inherits the will of Daihachi OGUCHI. This album was recorded at the Osuwa Daiko Preservation Society dojo in Okaya City, Nagano.


One of the two songs is created as DTM by veteran jazz pianist Masahiko SATO (studied at Berklee College of Music in 1966-68 and has many awards). His DTM adds unique musicality to this traditional sound and makes it lively and original.– Bandcamp

Label: Via Parigi – VIA02LP

Format: Vinyl, LP, Limited Edition

Country: France

Released: 5 May 2021

Genre: Jazz, Rock, Classical, Folk, World, & Country

Style: Avantgarde, Folk, Free Jazz, Modern