【CIOFF® ️ JAPAN】 is the Asia Oceania Sector Japan branch of the international NGO organization "CIOFF® ️" founded in France in 1970. It aims to promote international exchange through inheritance and promotion activities of ethnic and cultural entertainment, and to contribute to friendship and peace in the world.


(Japanese Drums)


ChoshiHane-Taiko,one of the Intangible Cultural Assets of Choshi-city, is a matsuri festive Taiko handed down through generations in Choshi-city from the Edo Period.
ChoshiHane-Taiko is characterized by its unique way of p1aying Taiko. Two players hoist a Taiko with their necks and chests. They play Taiko and jump alternatively as they pivot around Taiko. The best part of Hane-Taiko is Nekase-uchi. One player lies on the ground while the oother holds Taiko on top of him. They keep playing Taiko powerfully as they crawl on the ground.