Bon Odori in Fairfield County, Westport, CT - August 15th, 2015
We will be performing at the Bon Odori hosted by the Japan Society of Fairfield County, Westport, CT 2PM. For more details you can email us at NYTaiko (at) gmail.com
Natsumatsuri (Summer Festival) at Mitsuwa, NJ - August 15th, 2015
NYSTA (New York Suwa Taiko Association) will join Hiro-sensei in performing at the Mitsuwa Natsumaturi on Saturday, August 15th. The performance will be for several sets starting at 4pm. Hope to see you there!
New York Taiko Aiko Kai is one of the Taiko groups in residence as part of the TC Taiko Society at Teachers College, Columbia University. It began in 2002 when a few families at an Upper West Side public school began practicing Taiko with a hope to pass Japanese culture to their children. The group has always been family oriented, but many adults have also joined the group over the years. Hiro Kurashima, Osuwa Daiko Shihan, who was certified by the late Grandmaster Daihachi Oguchi, was the founding teacher of the group, and continues to teach and perform with the group regularly. NYTAK has performed at various schools and institutions, including the Sakura Matsuri at the Brooklyn Botanical Garden, Japan Heritage Day at the Staten Island Yankees, and public and private schools in New York.