Ta Po Ta

Ta Po Ta(田◯田) is the name of outdoor theatre unit.  We stage performances based on Noh and other traditional performing arts. It’s a bit hard to explain the name of the group . My surname is ShinoDA and the other member is called MaeDA so the name, Tapota, combines the two “da”s. “Po” refers to a sound made on the tsuzumi, a kind of hand drum. “Po” is indicated by a white circle in a musical score. By putting a blank circle in between our two names, we are leaving a space for other elements, such as nature, to become part of our performances.