June 29, 2003

Beyond Beatmaster

by Noah Wardrip-Fruin · , 12:44 am

arcade drum game, traditional japanese styleWandering around Shibuya, and into the big Sega arcade, I found people playing a traditional Japanese version of the drumming version of Dance Dance Revolution.

Later, outside the train station, a group of kids were playing bongo drums. The crowd cleared a circle around them so another group of kids could take turns pop lock dancing to the beat. My first experience with hippy/hip-hop fusion. I’m liking being back in Tokyo.

2 Responses to “Beyond Beatmaster”

  1. Jay LaViolette Says:

    Hey Noah,

    How’s it going? Drop me a line if you have the time…gone2costarica@yahoo.com.

    Jay LaViolette

    and please give Nate my best. :)

  2. Massive Says:
    Cross-cultural rhythm games
    Japanese traditional drumming in a Shibuya game arcade. grandtextauto: Beyond Beatmaster…

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