# of Pages
7 x 7"
The Way of Taiko
(Out of Print)
"This beautifully designed paperback . . . is the first book on the subject to appear in English. . . . [and] presents a succinct overview of taiko, and how it has evolved into a form of mental, physical, and martial arts training that generates rhythm, harmony, and movement."
—Spirituality and Practice
"Varian presents an understanding of Taiko to a beginner by basically presenting everything they need to know to get started, not only in appreciation, but also the use of Taiko for their own purpose and enjoyment."
"Packs a punch with gorgeous photographs, a brief history of taiko drumming, drums and accompanying instruments used in taiko, costumes, drumming techniques and glossary. … a great introduction to the art of Japanese drumming."
—World Music Central.org
"The little volume rests perfectly in your hand. The cover photograph of a man poised to strike a big drum stirs your curiosity. You open the book. Oh, wow. . . . Will captivate anyone with an iota of interest in the music of the 'fat drum.'"