Japan Marverlous Drummers

Having performed in over 20 countries across the globe, Japan Marvelous Drummers’  use the traditional instruments of Japan including drums of all sizes, the Koto harp, bamboo flutes and clarinet to create a truly unique show.  Combining the power of these instruments with dance, humour and beauty, this intense rhythmic show has the power to change the way you think about Japan forever.

In 2014, for the first time in the festival, featuring a cast of outstanding musicians, the show got five stars reviews across the board in the biggest performing arts festival in the world, Edinburgh Fringe Festival, and got the honor to perform in the BBC show at the last week of the festival.

In 2015 performed at Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2015 for the second time, and we received 5 stars reviews 2 consecutive years, also, among 3,300 shows, was the first and only Japanese group that had the honor of receiving the "Three Weeks Editors'Award”. In Japan performed in the “Taka no Saiten” festival, one of the biggest festivals of the Japanese baseball league, bringing joy using Japanese drums to an audience of 200.000 people.

In 2016, in one of the oldest international championships in the world, the “Louis Vuitton America’s Cup” held in Asia for the very first time, performed in the prize giving and the ending ceremony.

In 2017 had the honor to perform in the 37th “Umi Zukuri Taikai” in the presence of the Emperor of Japan. And in the 25th Fukuoka’s Culture award, was chosen to receive the “Fukuoka’s Culture Award” for spreading the Japanese Culture through the Japanese Drums.

Becoming the Award winning and international Japan Marvelous Drummers, bringing joy to audiences all over the world.

2014 - "This musical extravaganza displays phenomenal strength, co-ordination and stamina. A true spectacle of Japanese music." ★★★★★ Three Weeks

 

"Intense, engrossing and mesmerising"

★★★★★ Zurika.com

 

2015 - "Engrossing and rhythmically intoxicating"

★★★★★ Edinburgh Festivals Magazine

 

"Explosion of raw Power"

★★★★★ Three Weeks

 

"Dramatic and Beautiful"

★★★★★ Female Arts

 

Three Weeks Editors' Award 2015 winner

http://www.threeweeks.co.uk/awards2015/

Leader

Masaru Nishiguchi

Being inspired by his father, started Taiko in the age of 8.

As a Taiko Performer, performed with Shamisen Musicians, Shakuhachi Musicians, Pianists, Drummers, and movie creators. Having Sessions with artists in every art field . Writing all the music,directing and produce all the Japan Marvelous Drummers stages.

Also wrote and Performed, since 2009, for four years in the Hotto Motto Commercial.

Being Japanese Drums teacher in thehis oun drumming school, he also artistic director  and stage manager of Japan Marvelous Drummers.

Since he was very young, until now, he stills performing as Japan Marvelous Drummers leader all around the world.

Members

Sub-leader

Risa Yoshida

Ryouhei Kayashima

Andrij Sonoda

Aya Mukai

Daiki Tsujimura

Junior

Members

Yugo Shirosaki

Enzo Shirosaki

Miku Takikita

Trainee Members

・Akari Kawahara

・Yuki Matsunaga

・Yuto Aso

・Manato Furuya

・Masaki Shin

・Ibuki Nagatani

・Kaito Sawamura

・Miwa Ito

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Japan Marvelous was founded

 

Fifth Brazil Tour

 

Performed at the “Enka Yume Matsuri”festival, co-starring with the biggest Enka artists in Japan

 

Japan Marvelous First Tour in 3 places of Fukuoka, with an audience of more then 300o people

 

Wrote and Performed in the Japan Hotto Motto commercial

 

Sixth Brazil Tour

 

Played in the Arinamin V radio commercial

 

Performed in the Japan Hotto Motto commercial)second year

 

Performed at the Green Land Resort Fireworks Show, in a collaboration with the fireworks

 

Diner Show in the city of Goshogawara at the province of Aomori

 

Japan Marvelous Concert vol. 2 in Kyoto

 

Performed at Lexus Fukuoka 5 Years anniversary, as a Main Guest

 

Seventh Brazil Your

 

With great success, Performed at Kaho Gekijo in the The beauty an the japanese technique

 

Performed at 750 year anniversary of Temple n Kyoto

 

Performed in Kyoto Silk Hall, the Greatest Capacity Vol 2 Concert

 

Performed in the Japan Hotto Motto commercial Third Year

 

Long Run Performance at the theme park Huis Ten Bosch from november 3rd to 13th

 

Performed with the Fireworks at the Huis Ten Bosch countdown Show starting the year of 2012

 

Eight Brazil tour

 

Had  great success at  the Theme Park, Huis Ten Bocsh long run from February 18th to 26th

 

Had the third long run performance at the theme park Huis Ten Bosh

 

Had the Hibikiza vc Japan Marvelous〜OTODAMA〜2012 concert in the Kaho Gekijou Hall

 

Performed in the Japan Hotto Motto commercial Fourth Year

 

Had the〜OTODAMA 2012 Kyoto Concert, all tickets Sold Out

 

Had the longest Long Run At the Theme Park Huis Ten Bosch from December 31st, countdown, to February 12

 

 

Had the Ichida Kyomei 2013 Concert, with great success

 

Performed with the Fireworks at the Huis Ten Bosch countdown Show starting the year of 2012

 

Nineth Brazil Tour

 

Performed as a Guest in the state of Hawaii, U.S.A. in Honolulu Festival.

 

Performed as a guest with the Fireworks at the Huis Ten Bosch theme Park.

 

Had the Shunma no Gotoku - The Running Horse 2014 Concert, with great success

 

Performed a long run concert in the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2014 in Scotland, UK

Received 5 stars reviews and was chosen to perform the BBC show Edinburgh Night with Sue Perkins.

 

 

Japan Marvelous Drummers Concert "Kei No Michi- Endless Road" 2016 Kyoto

 

Japan Marvelous Drummers 10th Brazilian Tour

 

Japan Marvelous Drummers Hawai

 

Japan Marvelous Drummers Concert "Kei No Michi- Endless Road" 2016 Fukuoka

 

 

Perofomed at Fukuoka Yahoo Dome for 200.000 people during Taka no Saiten Festival

 

Performed a long run concert in the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2015 in Scotland, UK

Received 5 stars reviews and was chosen to perform the BBC morning show BBC Breakfast,

first and only japanese group to receive the "ThreeWeeks Editors'Award 2015"

 

Japan Marvelous Drummers 11th Brazilian Tour

 

Hong Kong Concert

 

Japan Marvelous Drummers first Kyushu tour - Shin Pu ~ New Wind - 2016

All sold out with an audience of more than 10.000 people

 

Louis Vuitton America's Cup 1st Asia Championship, Prize giving and Ending ceremony

 

Japan Marvelous Drummers 12th Brazilian Tour

 

Japan Marvelous Drummers Concert "Hisho- Fly" 2017 Fukuoka

 

37th "Umi Zukuri Taikai", performed opening ceremony, presence of the  Emperor of Japan

 

Myanmar, Yangon as a Special Guest in the "Fukuoka Festival"

 

Japan Marvelous Drummers 13th Brazilian Tour

 

25th Fukuoka's Culture Award Winner, as the first Japanese Drums group to receive this Award

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