Bonten aims to create music bursting with originality, utilizing the respected taiko drum of ancient Japanese tradition with the Japanese flute (shinobue), koto (Japanese harp), and piano. The sounds and rhythms wrought from their performances sometimes come at a powerful charge and, at times, dawdle as if coming from an illusionary world, traversing the space-time continuum. With a high level of technical ability, energy, and power, this thrilling ensemble creates sounds that have mesmerized people from all over the world.
Feel your body shaking and heart pounding along with the beat of the drums as Bonten performs at the Main Stage at 2:15 pm! They will also be hosting a workshop at Little Akiba at 3:15 pm. See the full Sakura Sunday schedule.