Yuki Ogawa

Hello everyone!

My name is Yuki Ogawa.

I am 13 years old.

I've been playing drums since I was 3 year old.

My future dream is to become a professional drummer known in the world like Kozo Suganuma or Senri Kawaguchi.

I want for people all over the world to know about Japan and Japanese traditional music, so I played the song "Unebi Mizuyama" by Gagaku unit "Tenchi Garaku" in Japan this and last year.

Mt. Unebi in Nara prefecture, one of Yamato Sanzan (three famous big mountains in Nara prefecture) was designated as a scenic site and was named after Mizuyama in Manyoshu (an old Japanese poetry book).

Please enjoy my drumming along with "Gagaku," which is said to be the oldest orchestra in the world.

Additional Information

Category: Drumset
City: Fukuyama-city,Hiroshima
Country: Japan


  1. Excellence performance! Solid and very musical. You young ladies from Japan take your drumming seriously. I have seen many talented drummers from your country over the past few years in this competition. And I loved your ride cymbal. Too many drummers are using the low pitched, dry rides that just don’t cut in my opinion. Yours fit in the mix nicely.

    Great job!

  2. Awesome entry! You’re a wonderful drummer, and your video is very professional. Good luck!

  3. Super clean and really well played. Overall really good!

  4. great playing ? good luck!

  5. Great way to introduce the traditional music of your land to an audience in the West not familiar with it. I had no idea it would work so well with the kind of jazzy-inspired beat you laid down for it. Terrific performance! And I agree with Dan about the high level you drummers from Japan have achieved. Congratulations!

    • Hi Sandy,Thank you for watching!!?

  6. Really good drumming Yuki I hope you win 🙂

    • Hi Geordiexat,Thank you so much!!✨

  7. This is an amazing performance! Love the sticking on the hi-hat in the beginning. Congrats on weekly winner!


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