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Master drummers are lurking in Japanese game centers

Sure, you’ve all heard of Dance Dance Revolution (affectionately called DDR by stomp dancing fans everywhere). But how about Taiko no Tatsujin? Translated as “Drum Master,” this arcade game gives players a faux taiko drum to bang out a predetermined rhythm, doling out points for perfect on-time hits. 273 more words

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Taiko, Or Why My Arms No Longer Obey Me

To continue from last time’s cliffhanger: taiko.

I’ve wanted to get involved with taiko since arriving in Japan.  It was one of the things I really wanted to learn, but when I got here, it was hard to find a place to learn it.   767 more words

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Boston's Own O-Bon Festival

Yesterday, I found myself at Showa Boston, or the Boston branch of Showa Women’s University, for the annual O-Bon Festival. For those of you keeping score at home, O-Bon (お盆) is the Japanese Buddhist custom of honoring one’s ancestors and is usually a time when people return to their family’s homes and clean their ancestral gravesites. 290 more words

Job Opening: Artistic Staff, Portland Taiko [part time]

Company: Portland Taiko
Location: Portland, OR
Education: no requirement
Deadline/start date: Sept. 8, 2014
Posted Aug. 17, 2014
Type: part time with benefits

Position Overview… 266 more words

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Job Opening: Office Administrator, Portland Taiko [part time]

Company: Portland Taiko
Location: Portland, OR
Education: not listed
Deadline/start date: Sept. 8, 2014
Posted Aug. 17, 2014
Type: part time with benefits

Portland Taiko seeks a dynamic, industrious Office Administrator to work in partnership with the Board of Directors to bring this vibrant, growing, nonprofit, performing arts organization to the next stage of its development. 266 more words

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Panic: A Gimpy Monologue


Everything is fine,

The sun is shining,
The cool air blows upon my face.
I think of all the ideas worth refining,
I feel the start of the day divine, 209 more words
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Nebuta 2014

The evening promised to be an adventure when I learned what the Nebuta Festival was all about.  The term “nebuta” refers to the beautiful 3 dimensional 585 more words