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A trip to the Chathams

By Lou Sanson, DOC Director-General

Having visited our Chatham Islands offices with Minister Chris Finlayson (Minister of the Chathams), I was so impressed to experience the leadership and vibrancy of… 779 more words

Native Animals

Taiko at Simpson December 20, 2014

The Simpson Taiko with Toni Group performed for the Japanese language students on December 20, 2014 in the Nichigo Sanctuary.

When transferring to YouTube Marc Steuben’s introduction to the second song was lost, the drums came back but once they started playing but….


Birthday Post, Part 2

After work, Amelia was kind enough to drive me to Nobeoka for my birthday dinner at the Indian restaurant.  A great group turned out for it: Lauren, Julia, Alissa, Rurik, Amelia, and Chris.   318 more words


Hikers start new year off at Makapuu

Sunrise on this first day of 2015 was foiled by heavy cloud cover, but an estimated 500 early morning hikers still made the one and a half mile trek to the Makapu’u Lookout in Kaiwi State Park in East Oahu, as part of the annual First Day Hike. 358 more words


Jefferson Award Winner Keeps Seniors Drumming Along

SAN FRANCISCO (KPIX 5) Walk past the senior annex of the San Francisco Stonestown YMCA and chances are good you’ll hear drumming. But it’s no garage band – it’s this week’s Jefferson Award winner, working with her fellow musicians on a centuries-old art form. 431 more words

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Nagano Photo of the Week: Taiko Performance

Japanese Taiko performance, complete with Shamisen and Shishimai (Lion Dance) at Biyu no Yado in Yudanaka, Nagano



Day One Hundred and Eight

Three Things I Learned:

1. Although the word taiko technically means any kind of drum, it usually is referring to traditional Japanese drumming. The group… 55 more words

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