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Another Crazy Weekend

Last weekend was jam-packed with events which was great, if a little crazy for me.  The first event was a taiko performance that I was volun-told to join.   368 more words


Kids at Taiko - Session Four

On Sunday morning at 10:45am I arrived at the rear parking lot for the warehouse in which the Jiai Aikido Dojo is located. This is where we have our Taiko practices and it was a busy day. 744 more words


One of the things I absolutely wanted to do here was learn to play the taiko drums. We are asked upon arrival about any hobbies we have or things we are interested in outside of our job. 303 more words


CT in Photos: Bon Odori 2015

The Japan Society of Fairfield County hosted their annual event in Westport. The “Bon Odori” which is based on festivals that honor the memory of loved ones. 88 more words

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Amazing Japan: A weekend of festivals

There are weekends where I can almost forget I live in Japan. I have my American friends, my American food, my American TV channels. I can nest here on base and the wider world of Tokyo stays out of sight. 745 more words


太鼓!やったことない!~ Taiko! Never done this before!

(English follows ~ 英語は下)


And by “this,” I mean never-played-an-instrument-other-than-literally-just-the-snare-drum-in-3rd-grade. But also, yeah, specifically never actually done taiko. Well, I did it once, but it was more just banging on the drums with a bunch of tiny Japanese kindergartners in the countryside. 536 more words


Last Wadaiko

Have been absent a few weeks but went tonight to my last Taiko. I was so glad I went. Very happy to be part of the group even just for a short time. 114 more words