Watch out for YAMATO THE DRUMMERS OF JAPAN Live! Philippine Tour 2023

Get ready to experience the heart-pumping rhythms and electrifying
energy of YAMATO, the world-renowned traditional Wadaiko drum group from Japan. This June,
they will be performing in the Philippines once again at the Theatre at Solaire in Manila on June 11
and at Philippine Nikkei Jin Kai International School in Davao on June 13.

Organized by The Japan Foundation, Manila (JFM) and presented by JT International (Philippines)
Inc., YAMATO THE DRUMMERS OF JAPAN Live! Philippine Tour 2023 will be a show to remember.
It marks the group’s first Philippine performance in over a decade, and they have been thrilling
audiences around the world with their exhilarating choreography, earning them over 4,000
performances in 54 countries.

“As an instrument that has accompanied people since ancient times, taiko’s deep reverberations
have always inspired and encouraged them,” said YAMATO’s artistic director, Masa Ogawa. “Our
mission is to share the beauty of taiko with the world and make it resonate more.”

JFM Director Mr. Ben Suzuki shared, “The year 2023 marks the 50th commemorative year of
ASEAN-Japan relations. ASEAN and Japan agreed to designate the year 2023 as the 50th Year of
ASEAN-Japan Friendship and Cooperation.
To celebrate this milestone, JFM has invited YAMATO,
one of the world-class Japanese Drummers, to perform again in the Philippines. The live sound of
Japanese drums will provide an authentic cultural experience that has been missed due to the
pandemic, and we hope it encourages people and celebrates this memorable anniversary of the
relationship between Japan and the Philippines. Moreover, in Davao, we will commemorate the
120th anniversary of Japanese Migration in the Philippines.”

Admission to the concert is free of charge, but the audience must obtain tickets via the
TicketWorld website for the Manila performance and Philippine Nikkei Jin Kai for the Davao show.

The event is presented by JT International (Philippines) Inc., supported by the Embassy of Japan
in the Philippines, the Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Philippines, and the
Japanese Association, Manila. The Davao performance is co-organized by Philippine Nikkei Jin
Kai (PNJK), Mindanao Kokusai Daigaku (MKD), and PNJK International School, with support from
the Consulate General of Japan in Davao. Event partners: Theatre at Solaire, Philippine Airlines,
and Nippon Express (Philippines) Corporation.

Don’t miss out on this chance to feel the rhythm of YAMATO’s Japanese drums and immerse
yourself in a cultural experience like no other!

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