Miyamoto Unosuke Shoten
Since its establishment in 1861, Miyamoto Unosuke Shoten has been engaged in manufacturing traditional products such as portable shrines and Gagaku and Noh instruments.
Our mission is to preserve and develop festivals and traditional performing arts, and we continue to support the power of festivals to bring people together and the fine traditions of Japan's world-class traditional performing arts.
In recent years, we have been working to promote the appeal of taiko through initiatives such as HIBIKUS, a taiko school, and kaDON, an online taiko lesson program for overseas audiences. We are also actively pursuing new initiatives, such as the development of Oke-daiko, which incorporates wood from wooden planks that are not normally used, in order to make use of existing materials.
Although they are called “toys”, Miyamoto's toy drums are made by hand, one by one, by craftsmen, with the same gouged-out body and genuine leather covering as real drums.