Handtagonism v4

Since moving to LA, I have been studying with Kris Bergstorm on his new arrangement of Handtagnoism. It is a fascinating piece that explores different movement with taiko. Each movement combination is well thought of in which they serve the purpose of producing meaningful strikes on the taiko drums. It was such  treat to perform … More Handtagonism v4

Mochi Mochi

Mochi Mochi is a taiko and rice-pounding performing ensemble, utilizing the Japanese mochi-making ceremony as a vessel for music, culture, food, and fun. Incorporating audience participation, rocking music, and explanations of the cultural context of rice-pounding, the performances showcase the multi-stage mochi-making process and culminate in delicious mochi snacks. Performances “Mochi Mochi: Hajimaruyo!” is a 45~80 minute performance demonstrating the full … More Mochi Mochi

Taiko Together JAN/FEB Session

Taiko Together January and February session explore songs and games in celebration of the new year! Come join us for some family taiko FUN! Classes available from 2-6 yrs old.  (read more about Taiko Together) Los Angeles Taiko Institute (Asano Taiko U.S.) 20909 S Western Ave Torrance, California, CA 90501 contact manman@taiko.la for registration and question Register Now … More Taiko Together JAN/FEB Session

Body Bayashi, Quitiplas in the Pocket, and Taiko FUNdamentals at NATC 2017

North American Taiko Conference is just one week away! I am very looking forward to be teaching 3 workshops at the conference. Here are the details of the workshops that I will be teaching. Looking forward to meeting new friends and a lot of exciting taiko FUN! Body Bayashi • Skill level: ALL• P Learning … More Body Bayashi, Quitiplas in the Pocket, and Taiko FUNdamentals at NATC 2017

Manman on Taikothon 2016!

Manman and her Taiko Tots (Honolulu), Family Taiko (Honolulu), Taiko Together (Torrance, LA), and Taiko FUNdamentals were featured on Taiko Community Alliance‘s Taikothon 2016 on Sunday Oct 16, 2016! Here is the video of Manman’s segment (click image below) For the rest of the Taikothon videos, please click at this link.