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Funai,Kazuo

Buying violin (Japanese)

Kazuo Funai October 14 & 17, 2004

(Japanese) In Japan, when I was 18, in Osaka, out of my 24-yen-a-month salary, I …

Tanaka,Seiichi

Soukou Bayashi: Dedicated to the Issei (Japanese)

Seiichi Tanaka January 27, 2005

(Japanese) Well, it’s no big deal. When I started to hit on the taiko even …

Tanaka,Seiichi

Taiko philosophy (Japanese)

Seiichi Tanaka January 27, 2005

(Japanese) For me, the dojo is a place for discipline. For myself, “I need discipline …

Hongo,Etsuo

First taiko performance in the United States (Japanese)

Etsuo Hongo April 1, 2005

(Japanese) I found there was a Bon Dance at the Long Beach Buddhist Temple in …

Hongo,Etsuo

Promoting group identity through taiko contests (Japanese)

Etsuo Hongo April 1, 2005

(Japanese) As I look around after 30 years of taiko playing, I see all kinds …

Hongo,Etsuo

Taiko's sounds as Japanese cultural tradition (Japanese)

Etsuo Hongo April 1, 2005

(Japanese) I am not too sure that the taiko we play is traditional (authentic). Perhaps, …

Tanaka,Seiichi

Reasons for starting taiko in America

Seiichi Tanaka January 27, 2005

Beginning by myself, and the big reaction. So that make us feel so good. Then …

Tanaka,Seiichi

Meeting Kinnara Taiko

Seiichi Tanaka January 27, 2005

Every time we play drum, I think I attract people because that’s very quite unusual …

Tanaka,Seiichi

Happi coats in taiko

Seiichi Tanaka January 27, 2005

People call the happi coat, happi. That’s was the most tradition. That’s all I know …

Tanaka,Seiichi

Traditional taiko style

Seiichi Tanaka January 27, 2005

[Early] Taiko Dojo is totally Japanese style—typical. Old fashion. Old fashion. And Mr. Den Tagayasu …

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