Category Archives: taiko


The documentary film portion of the HERbeat project has finally come to fruition, with the world premeire at the Mill Valley Film Festival!!! In-person screenings on Sunday, October 9 – followed by a taiko performance in Depot Plaza – and … Continue reading

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Although I’m lapsed from playing, I’m taiko-adjacent – friends still play, and I continue to be a fan and supporter. From the socials I heard about the HERbeat project, bringing together top women artists from North America and Japan. The … Continue reading

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IONTW – May 6, 2018

My homie Luther Burbank made it into the Atlas Obscura! Typesetting as sport! (h/t Frankie) And all you two-spacers rejoice! Next Saturday, May 12 in San Jose – Japantown Immersive. Bike that are not just zero emissions, but actually clean … Continue reading

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IONTW – September 17, 2017

TODAY! The Roadworks steamroller printing extravaganza at SFCB, San Francisco, CA and Grand Opening with printing demonstration at Mission Gallery now in Cambria, CA. Meanwhile, in Canadia… linking people who want to farm with land to farm. Micayla Gatto mixes … Continue reading

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IONTW – May 7, 2017

Matsuri Japanese Arts Festival in Santa Rosa TODAY 11 am – 5 pm. The film of George Takei’s Allegiance will be showing in Sebastopol May 9. All I needed to know:  or at least 7 Things I Learned When I … Continue reading

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IONTW – April 2, 2017

Amazing fun with cut paper! Here’s a local one. And a couple for the plate o’ shrimp file – pencils and death. The pencils are at CW Pencil Enterprise, which Helen Hiebert mentioned in her blog/newsletter and Alisa Golden had … Continue reading

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IONTW – October 23, 2016

TODAY, October 23! Book talk at North Bay Letterpress Arts. Alastair Johnston will discuss his book Dreaming on the Edge: Poets and Book Artists in California, which documents 150 years of the book arts in California. Next Saturday, October 29, … Continue reading

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IONTW – August 28, 2016

SHOWERTHOUGHTS! No, not that… what do you think I am? (Wait, don’t answer that!) It’s a subreddit for you to share all those thoughts, ideas, or philosophical questions that race through your head when in the shower. Showerthought is a loose term … Continue reading

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Awesome concert! The program was a wonderful mix of traditional Japanese pieces and modern works composed by members of the group. It had a nice balance between high energy pieces and more contemplative ones. The group is very technically accomplished, … Continue reading

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TAIKOZ First Ever Northern California Appearance

TaikOz is the preeminent Japanese taiko drumming ensemble from Australia. They travel to the USA for the first time to present one of a kind performances featuring their works for Taiko and Shakuhachi. These shows are the only ones that prominently feature … Continue reading

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