The name of the piece was derived from tenkoro boat race that takes place in amano hashidate in Kyoto. A word, tenkoro means the scenery that the boats are rolling. The highlight of the first half of the piece is an exciting rhythm-battle between nagado daiko and shime daiko. Then at the second half, the battle heats up with a high tempo as if the tenkoro boats are making a final burst forward to the finish line.
Tenkoro is a lively piece with a "call-and-response" structure. The audio is in Japanese, which none of our group understands, so there are probably fine points that we are missing. Nevertheless, the drumming patterns are presented first slowly and very clearly, and then at regular playing speed. This has made learning the mechanics of each section and the overall flow of the piece quite straightforward, despite there being some advanced sticking and timing sequences to master.