• Ogi Matsuri Daiko
  • Harbourfront Centre, Toronto
  • October 6, 2007

Ogi Matsuri Daiko

Date Composed: c. 1988
Composer: Yoshikazu Fujimoto
Arrangement: Kiyoshi Nagata
Premiere Performance: December 6, 1997 - Toronto Buddhist Church, CD Release Concert
Recording Title: Stone Path CD

Ogi is a small port town located on the southern tip of Sado Island in Niigata Prefecture. The local villagers play this piece throughout Ogi Village every August on taiko placed horizontally on large mobile carts.

In the early days of Nagata Shachu, Ogi Matsuri was played sideways (yoko uchi) as the solo section for Miyake Daiko.

An adaptation of Ogi Matsuri was recorded under the name Shodo.

Ogi Matsuri Daiko (arranged by Aki Takahashi and Yoshikazu Fujimoto) - Kobayashi Hall, March 15, 2012