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Beats of Japan: University of Calgary

I performed with Midnight Taiko at the University of Calgary, as an educational performance sponsored by the Mitsui Foundation Canada, the University of Calgary Department of Linguistics, Languages, and Culture, and the Japanese Students’ Association. 171 more words

Midnight Taiko

Weekend Highlights: Anti-Gravity Yoga, Torch Cactus, Taiko & Red Rock Day

Anti-Gravity Yoga Rehearsal

Students at Shine Alternative Fitness are preparing for a student showcase in June. I volunteered to be a part of the opening act. 670 more words


Japan week in Spokane: Free Saturday at the MAC

This past weekend was the kickoff for Spokane’s Japan week. We took advantage of the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture’s (MAC) Free Family Saturday to check out the displays, demonstrations, and hands-on projects. 350 more words

Do The Spokane-kan

Do the Shime-shime shake

I am not always looking for the next lark. Sometimes it just presents itself. I can’t even remember how the topic came up but I recently became aware of a local taiko (Japanese for big drum) drumming troupe in my hometown. 704 more words


Weekend Highlights: Hiking with an Artist & Taiko Workshop

Early-Morning Sketchbook Journaling at Calico Basin

The Red Rock Canyon Interpretive Association has free events planned for this spring. A few of them revolve around their artist in residence program. 512 more words


東霧島 龍神 太鼓 - Tsumakirishima Ryuujin Daikou (My Japanese Drumming Group)

March 21st 2015

Since I arrived here in Miyakonojo I have been rehearsing once a week (sometimes more often than that) with a local Taiko group. 712 more words

Introductions to the drum...

When I first arrived in Taketa City, Oita, Japan as a participant on the JET Programme, my initial aim was to take up karate. A local family, who took it upon themselves to look after new JET teachers, eagerly told me about taiko drumming, telling me that it was like karate or at least similar to a martial art. 175 more words