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

Taiko FUNdamentals with Portland Taiko

Taiko FUNdamentals : Professional Development with Portland Taiko Date: Feb 9 – 10, 2018 Duration: 9 hours Workshop Focus: Teachers/leadership training, stage presence, creativity, and group connection I had the luxury to work with Portland Taiko in February this year. The workshop intensive was intended to be a teacher training for the group as many … More Taiko FUNdamentals with Portland Taiko

Taiko Trek 2016

This summer, I am going to be teaching at Taiko Trek, a summer taiko experience in a beautiful camp site – Mendocino Magic. As part of the 4-day taiko camp, I am going to teach A body music/dance piece created with my friends from San Francisco International Orff Course based on the kuchishoga of Mikoshi … More Taiko Trek 2016

TEN TEN: Kenny Endo 40th Anniversary Celebration Concert

My respectful taiko sensei, Kenny Endo is celebrating his 40th anniversary of taiko drumming in 2015. A celebration concert titled “TEN TEN” was held on October 10, 2015 at the historical venue Hawaii Theatre. The concert was a great success. It was an honoured to be able to perform with all the great artists on … More TEN TEN: Kenny Endo 40th Anniversary Celebration Concert