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Support Taiko Taikai 2024

After witnessing an overwhelming success this past May, TaikoVentures is pleased to pledge funds and administrative support to the team assembling Taiko Taikai 2024, scheduled for May 18-19, 2024 at the Terasaki Budokan in Little Tokyo, Los Angeles.

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A November to Remember!

TaikoVentures was honored to support two landmark performances: PJ and Roy Hirabayashi’s “The Race for Free Spirit – A 50 Year Uprising” and Seiichi Tanaka and San Francisco Taiko Dojo’s “55 years of Taiko in North America.”

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First Exadon Workshop in U.S.

On Sunday, October 15th, TaikoVentures Affiliate Masumi O’Brien hosted the first Exadon workshop ever held in North America. We were pleased to assist with the facilities rental and registration process.

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Jubilant Ringo Matsuri participants gather at the Burlington Taiko dojo. (Photo credits: Tomoko McLaren and Abena Oteng-Agipong)

Ringo Matsuri Returns!

Congratulations to TaikoVentures Sponsored Vocationist Stuart Paton and Burlington Taiko for hosting the first Ringo Matsuri since the COVID-19 shutdown.

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Welcome Aichan!

TaikoVentures was overjoyed to welcome Sponsored Vocationist Ai Matsuda in her return to the US. We were successful in obtaining a P-3 visa for Aichan without the use of a lawyer or expedited fees.

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Kenny Endo explains the various traditional and contemporary influences found in his signature piece, Symmetrical Soundscapes. (Photo credit: Patti Lee)

Inaugural LegacyLab a Success

Our LegacyLabs project aims to provide unique opportunities for the taiko community to interact with the most celebrated pioneers of North American taiko. The series opened with Senior Vocationist Kenny Endo teaching his signature piece, Symmetrical Soundscapes.

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