LATI Recital Prep 2019

I had a really productive summer traveling across Europe and the West Coast. I feel rejuvenated to be back and motivated to try out new ideas in my upcoming courses at Los Angeles Taiko Institute (! This fall will be the first time my adult classes are being featured in the LATI recital. The two series of … More LATI Recital Prep 2019

ManMan@ LATI May/June

Want to enhance your listening skills for taiko? Want to strengthen your soloing vocabulary? Looking for a supportive environment to get better at challenging rhythms and skills? Try ManMan’s new course starting in May/June. … More ManMan@ LATI May/June

New Course at LATI

Use the Force: Body Awareness and Ergonomics in Taiko Playing Tuesdays, 8pm-9:45pmFirst Class: Tue, March 12, 2019Location: Los Angeles Taiko Institute (Asano Taiko U.S.) Objectives: The 4-week course offers exercises and drills that strengthen participants’ connection with their own body as they explore their connection with the instruments. Explore how to approach body movement efficiently to … More New Course at LATI

Interactive School Show

An interactive taiko school show directed by ManMan. The performance is inspired by the art and study of taiko with an influence of the Orff Schulwerk approach. Date: Jan 18, 2019 (Friday)Location: Chadwick School (Torrance, CA)Duration: 45 minutesNumber of students: 200 K-8 studentsContents: Education Program, history of the art of taiko, audience participation, body music … More Interactive School Show

ManMan in Boston

Community Building Project with Karen and Kumiko Date: October 19-20, 2018 Location: Boston, MA Contents: Creating musical repertoires for performance, education and community building purpose Workshop with Genki Spark Date: October 21, 2018 (Sunday) Location: Boston, MA Duration: 3 hours Workshop: Use the Force – Body Awareness and Ergonomics in Taiko Playing It was fun and … More ManMan in Boston

ManMan @TCA Taikothon 2018

Here is a video from Taiko Community Alliance Taikothon 2018 where ManMan talked about her creative process with the Odaiko piece “Gliding Dreams”. Most Odaiko training takes a predominantly loud, aggressive and forceful approach, this choreographic composition takes on a different direction that embraces the power of gentle and graceful qualities. The piece explore … More ManMan @TCA Taikothon 2018

Taiko Workshops @ Tomodachi Gakko (Ballico, CA)

This week I had a lot of fun performing with Mochi Mochi LA and also teaching taiko workshops to the students of Tomodachi Gakko – a week long summer school where students from Preschool to Eighth Grade learn about the Japanese American Culture. I taught 3 taiko classes to the Toddlers Kindergartners, Kindergarten through third … More Taiko Workshops @ Tomodachi Gakko (Ballico, CA)

Professional Development Workshops for Women in Taiko

Very proud to be part of this exciting, inspiring, empowering, evolving and ongoing project Supporting Women and Taiko! Come join us to continue this meaningful conversation; indulge ourselves with some professional developments as taiko artist/player; spend the weekend to connect, support and grow with each other! View Flyer in PDF format Dates are July 21 … More Professional Development Workshops for Women in Taiko

Taiko Together JULY/AUG Session

Taiko Together JULY and AUGUST session explore stories and games that every family enjoys! Come join us for some family taiko FUN! Classes available from 2-11 yrs old.  (read more about Taiko Together) Los Angeles Taiko Institute (Asano Taiko U.S.) 20909 S Western Ave Torrance, California, CA 90501 contact for registration and question Register Now Current Classes: … More Taiko Together JULY/AUG Session