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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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Taiko and Japanese Culture Camp

This year was the 10th anniversary of Taiko and Japanese Culture Camp, held at the Enmanji Temple in Sebastopol. The camp started with just taiko, then expanded to include other aspects of Japanese culture. World’s Cutest Nephew participated as a … Continue reading

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Obon Odori

Obon is a remembrance and celebration of your ancestors. In Japan people will travel to their hometowns and visit family gravesites. They clean up the sites and make offerings. There is also the associated festival and dancing. The Enmanji Temple … Continue reading

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RoadTrip 2013: Day 2

<<< previous day <<< Slept in a bit then a most awesome breakfast at a local restaurant, which I managed to put away despite still feeling kinda full from the night before. Fun stuff in the local paper – an … Continue reading

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Taikoza played a free (yes, free! What a treat!) concert at Sonoma State. It was in a small theater in Ives Hall, which I’d never been in before, we sat up near the front. Great show, wonderful energy, about 90 … Continue reading

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Asako, the Girl Who Saved Her Village

I was expecting to see taiko, but had no idea that the Tucson Festival of Books was going on the weekend I happened to be there. Or that the friend I was visiting is an author and was going to … Continue reading

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RoadTrip 2013: Day 1

<<< previous day <<< Breffast and back on the road. Down the hill and to the left on the 210 and then eventually to the I-10 eastbound. I don’t know why it always surprises me that there’s big ass mountains … Continue reading

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