The Ondekoza (1981)


A documentary profiling a Japanese taiko drumming group based in the remote Sado Island, Japan. The film blurs the line between real-life documentary footage of the troupe’s training and practice regimes, and staged performances of their varied musical acts, with sets designed by artist Tadanori Yokoo and an additional experimental electronic music score by Toshi Ichiyanagi.

Director: Tai Katô. AKA ざ・鬼太鼓座


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One Comment

  1. J.P. McPickleshitter
    February 27, 2022

    A fascinating film, but NOT a documentary. That’s very misleading.

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