by Art Lee . 1) HOW DID YOU COME TO START TAIKO? WHAT WAS YOUR EXPERIENCE IN THE FIRST GROUP YOU STARTED IN? I first saw a taiko performance in 1992 by the Sacramento Taiko Dan during my time as a student of culinary arts in the United States. I was so mesmerized by the experience that I looked for anything related to taiko for … Continue reading Art Lee – My Carreer
by Yuta Kato November, 2001 Coming back to my tiny dorm room in Tokyo, I receive a phone call from a taiko friend that lives in New York, Hideaki. The conversation goes something like this, “Hey Yuta! Hitomi and I are visiting Japan for a bit. We’re planning on going to Hachijo since we made friends with some of the folks there, you wanna come?” … Continue reading Why Hachijo-jima?