In its forty-plus year history, Ondekoza has been influential in spreading and popularizing taiko, particularly outside of Japan. Many of the pieces arranged by Ondekoza have been incorporated into the repertoire of taiko groups around the world.
Ondekoza continually pursues greater means of expression through the use of taiko drums. By trimming the performance of all that is excessive, and playing to the limit of physical capabilities, Ondekoza believes that the sound of the drum alone is capable of striking a powerful impression. Ondekoza aims to create stage pieces that are enjoyable to children and adults alike.
Before each show, individual shime drums are tightened to the limit - a task requiring the synchronized strength of two members - in order to achieve the cutting sound that is representative of Ondekoza's style.
- 180g Vinyl
- Double LP
- Gatefold jacket with OBI strip
- Protective plastic sleeve
- Made in Japan
- Printed in Taiwan
- Hana ya koyoi no
- Monochrome II