IT was a night of appreciation for the Japanese culture as a jam-packed room applauded the wondrous efforts of a visiting Japanese ensemble who demonstrated the art of traditional Japanese drumming.
The Melbourne-based group, known as Wadaiko Rindo, which means Japanese drumming, performed a stunning two-and-half -hour drumming act complete with Japanese songs and some traditional flute playing.
Performing at USP's Japan-Pacific ICT Centre, the Japanese Government-funded group executed a number of traditional Japanese routines — one of the longer more complex ones being the Miyake.
One of the guests, Samoan USP student Taeao Pupualii, said he thought the performances were excellent.
"It's a great way to experience part of the Japanese culture, it's different and beautiful," Mr Pupualii said on Saturday evening.
Last week, Wadaiko Rindo also did some performances at Veiuto Primary School and Ratu Sir Lala Sukuna Memorial School.