Taiko Drums


Our Favorite Things in Epcot’s Japan Pavilion

When visiting Epcot's World Showcase there are several must-visit destinations, many of which include food or drink (I'm looking at you France. And Norway.) But one of my favorite spots to visit has more to do with the look and feel of the pavilion than anything else.

Matsuriza: Taiko Drums at Epcot's Japan Pavilion

In the Japanese language "Taiko" means "great drum." For fans and guests of the Japan Pavilion at Walt Disney World's Epcot theme park, "Taiko" means you are in for a really great show.

Traditional Japanese Drumming and it's history can be "traced back for centuries as a way to reflect the spirit and essence of the Japanese people during religious ceremonies, harvest festivals and even on the battlefield." Drums were used to give orders, set a marching pace and the raise morale of Japanese fighting troops.