Tonight’s taiko class did not discriminate between finger vs. palm callouses, left vs. right hand callouses, taiko vs. climbing vs. mountain bike callouses. It tried to blister them all.
Also tonight, we combined all the hitting and tapping and weight shifting and stepping and showy armsing and twirling and tossing. It was really hard and really fun.
I almost survived, until the penultimate measure of the night, when I smashed my knuckle into the edge of a taiko.
It swelled up right away, but hurts less now than the time I smashed my finger with the bachi.
Worth it. When we master this it’s gonna be awesome.