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  • Toronto Taiko Tales DVD/CD and Bluray

    Released April 2017, Nagata Shachu celebrates the vibrancy and diversity of its hometown in Toronto, Canada with this professional studio recording of the ensemble’s signature pieces interspersed with evocative scenes of the city..

  • Japanese Sounds of Canada

    In November of last year, Nagata Shachu went into a studio to film music from its concert Half Cycle Full Moon, as part of ECG Productions series “Sounds of Canada”. Also included are interviews with the performers. The episode was just recently completed. The full performance footage will come out as a DVD on a later date. Check it out!.

  • DVD & BluRay Mochizuki

    Released 2019. Originally recorded for the series “Sounds of Canada”, this re-edited and re-mixed video features works in their entirety from Nagata Shachu’s production “Half Cycle, Full Moon” directed by Aki Takahashi.



Nagata Shachu, based in Toronto, Canada, has enthralled audiences with its mesmerizing and heart-pounding performances of the Japanese drum (taiko) since its formation in 1998. The group has toured widely throughout Canada, the US and Italy, in addition to Lebanon and Mexico, performing in major theatres, concert halls, and festivals.

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