US 1st lady gets taste of Japan's ancient culture in Kyoto

US first lady Michelle Obama performs Taiko with the Akutagawa High School Taiko Club during her visit to Fushimi Inari Shinto Shrine in Kyoto, in western Japan, Friday, March 20, 2015. Taiko are a a broad range of Japanese percussion instruments, and have a mythological origin in Japanese folklore. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)TOKYO (AP) — U.S. first lady Michelle Obama was treated to a serene classical Noh performance and then tried the taiko drums as she ended her visit to Japan on Friday with a taste of traditional culture in Kyoto, one of the country’s ancient capitals.

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