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NoriNori  Komori Haney Bon Odori, Aug. 10th 

Onibana Taiko, Powell Street Fest. August 

Onibana Taiko/Shot of Scotch Highland Games - June 15

NoriNori/Komori, Vancouver Buddhist Temple 120 Anni. June 8, 2024

Onibana Taiko May, 2024

Miyake Workshop, April 27-28, 2024

Canada Miyake Kai, Ohanami,

Powell Street Festival, April 14  2024

NoriNori/Komori, Richmond Cherry Blossom Festival, April 7, 2024

CAnada Miyake Kai - Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival April 6

NoriNori & Komori, Oshogatsu concert,

Steveston Buddhist Temple Jan. 11 2024

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Steveston Buddhist Temple,

Dec. 10, 2023

Miyake Japan

Hachioji Festival, Japan, Aug. 5, 2023

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Nattori exam, Tokyo, July 23, 2023

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Shishido concert, Tokyo, July 9, 2023

Nattori exam 

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Salmon Festival, July 1 2023

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September 24, 2022

NoriNori at Britannia Shipyards National Historic Site

August 13, 2022

Onibana Taiko at New West Pride

July 31, 2022

 Yume Digital Dream at Powell Street Festival

July 30, 2022 at 5:15pm

Onibana Taiko at Powell Street Festival

May 23, 2022

Onibana Taiko at Roots, Rhythm and Resistance - Anti -Racism Symposium

April 3, 2022

Onibana Taiko at the RIO Theatre

 

 

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Miyake Workshops on April 27-28 with Miyake Jima Geino Doshi Kai from Japan at UBC Asian Centre

Thanks to UBC  Dept. of Ethnomusicology for support

Register here:  

https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/vancouver-miyake-taiko-workshop-registration-838372975137

 

Miyake Jima Geino Doushi Kai is an organization that is based on promoting and preserving Miyake Taiko. Miyake Island has a 200-year traditional taiko drumming, known as Miyake Taiko which supports the mikoshi celebrations of Kami Tsuki Jinja - an island Shinto shrine where they drum for nine hours during the festival. The organization was founded by Akio Tsumura who comes from Miyake Island and taught the taiko group KODO, the Miyake taiko style.  His sons continue the tradition and the eldest, Kazuhiro Tsumura leads the organization and is a former member of KODO.  They continue to collaborate and perform with Kodo on a regular basis in Japan. 

 

 

Miyake Workshop with the Tsumura brothers of Miyake Jima Geino Doshi Kai. 
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Miyake-jima Geino Doushi Kai from Japan

 

Miyake Class at Moberly Spring Term - April 14 - June 30,2024

Registration is now open 

https://anc.ca.apm.activecommunities.com/vancouver/activity/search/detail/484609?onlineSiteId=0&from_original_cui=true

Canada Miyake (Taiko) Kai an official branch with Miyake Jima Geinou Doushi Kai from Japan. Miyake Jima Geino Doushi Kai is an organization that is based on promoting and preserving Miyake Taiko. Miyake Island has a 200-year traditional taiko drumming, known as Miyake Taiko which supports the mikoshi celebrations of Kami Tsuki Jinja - an island Shinto shrine where they drum for nine hours during the festival. Miyake Taiko is a low-stance form of drumming that has been popularized around the world, largely through KODO’s Miyake performance. Miyake taiko is a powerful and spiritual drumming that is a great workout for the body, mind, and soul.  The emphasis is on training to perfect the Miyake taiko and choreograph various presentations. Everyone of all ages is welcome including beginners. 

email:  canadamiyaketaiko@gmail.com

Canada Miyake Taiko Kai on Facebook

Canada Miyake Kai on Instagram

 

 

 

 

NoriNori & Komori at Garry Point Park on April 7th 3pm

 

Oyama Zanki

 

Oyama-Ryu Tsugaru Shamisen Nattori (License) with stage name Oyama Zanki 小山山紀Oyama-Ryu Tsugaru Shamisen Nattori (License) with stage name Oyama Zanki 小山山紀

I received my Oyama Nattori.  I am Oyama Zanki, trailblazing as I am the first Canadian to receive an Oyama nattori for tsugaru shamisen and I will do my best to represent this amazing lineage of shamisen music. Thanks to Canada Council for the Arts for funding support! 

New Year Event Sponsored by the Japanese Consulate & Steveston Buddhist Temple
New Year Event Sponsored by the Japanese Consulate & Steveston Buddhist Temple  

Taiko Classes at Moberly Arts and Cultural Centre

Spring Term 2023: Sundays April 9 - June 11 

 https://moberlyartscentre.ca/

Children's Taiko Drumming 10:00 - 10:45

People might be surprised to learn that I enjoy and specialize in teaching taiko to young children.  I completed several early childhood music workshops/seminars and taught music/taiko in numerous private preschools and elementary schools in Tokyo.  The valuable benefits of music in early childhood development are well documented.  In this class, we will cover the basics of taiko drumming geared for children. Rhythm training, team building, and confidence building are some critical aspects acquired within a world music context. We will learn some taiko songs and the Powell Street Festival community mashup - Paueru Mashup on Japanese taiko drums made for children.  Earplugs and water are a good idea.  Please bring indoor shoes. 

Register here for Children's Taiko Drumming: 

https://ca.apm.activecommunities.com/vancouver/Activity_Search/children-s-taiko-drumming/452991R

 

Preschoolers
Preschoolers

Elementary
Elementary

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Video of Children's taiko ensemble in Japan:

 https://youtu.be/6uAKFczzaAo

Taiko Drumming - Miyake Style 11:00 - Noon

Learn traditional Japanese drumming (Taiko) on real Japanese drums! Get a full body workout in the low stance of Miyake traditional drumming.  This Miyake is of the Miyake Jima Geinou Doushi Kai lineage in Japan where I studied for several years  Beginners are welcome. Drumsticks and drums are provided.   Miyake bachi (drumsticks) are also for sale.  Please bring indoor shoes or you can drum barefoot.  Bring water, and a towel is also recommended.

 

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Moberly Miyake Kai
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To register for Miyake taiko please visit this site:

https://ca.apm.activecommunities.com/vancouver/Activity_Search/taiko-japanese-drumming-miyake-tradition/452988

 

 

Location:  Moberly Arts and Cultural Centre, 7646 Prince Albert St., Vancouver, B.C.

https://moberlyartscentre.ca/