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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!

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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Odaiko Sonora

I met Rome Hamner, one of the founders of Odaiko Sonora, at the Taiko Baka workshop a couple of years ago. (Which! for once I was actually right about the time span. Most times when I think something was a … Continue reading

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the sound of drawing a blank

so there I was at the Odaiko. We’d gotten to the last song of the performance, Zenshin, which has been one of the group’s signature pieces since it was written for our tenth anniversary concert in 2005. I’ve played that … Continue reading

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The Taiko Experience

Recently Sonoma County Taiko had an introductory workshop, The Taiko Experience. Held at the multi-purpose hall at the Enmanji Temple in Sebastopol, we had 25 participants and about a dozen current group members. The workshop went through a brief history … Continue reading

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