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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 …

Hongo,Etsuo

The reason he came to the United States (Japanese)

Etsuo Hongo April 1, 2005

(Japanese) I was looking to go overseas, like America or some place. One day, I …

Tanaka,Seiichi

Understanding Sansei taiko (Japanese)

Seiichi Tanaka January 27, 2005

(Japanese) As I remember, when we were kids in Japan it was sort of expected …

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

Handmade taiko (Japanese)

Seiichi Tanaka January 27, 2005

(Japanese) You know, I was surprised that the taiko had to be handcrafted. I was …

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 …

Akiyama,Nosuke

Rediscovery of Japanese culture through taiko (Japanese)

Nosuke Akiyama January 26, 2005

(Japanese) I guess you could say that I rediscovered Japanese culture as I began playing …

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

Differences in taiko style (Japanese)

Etsuo Hongo April 1, 2005

(Japanese) When I heard about the Kinnara Taiko the following year, I hurried over there …

Hongo,Etsuo

Originality of each taiko group (Japanese)

Etsuo Hongo April 1, 2005

(Japanese) I believe every taiko group ought to have its own unique style and originality. …

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