Matsuri 2012

Dojo preparations are in full swing for the big event of our year.

Arizona Matsuri

The 28th Annual Festival of Japan
February 25-26, 2012

Heritage and Science Park,

Downtown Phoenix

The two teams I play with are sharpening their playing and honing the transitions between numbers. Last weekend after a couple of months of refresher workshops we held our first big rehearsal of the set of common numbers which people from many of the different teams all know. The All-Arizona Taiko Team this year is 45 strong, nearly 50% more than last year and it was amazing how well we played together for the first time this year. Two more long rehearsals before the event!

It is wonderful that some of the folks from Odaiko Sonora in Tucson are able to join us this year and that they will be playing a set of their own too.

So come and join us at Matsuri in beautiful historic Heritage Square by the Science Center. Celebrate the Arizona centenary. Enjoy the art, the food, the martial arts, bonsai, tea, anime, artwork, fabrics, clothing, books, dance, cosplay, J-Pop/Rock, a Lion Dance, our heroes TAIKOPROJECT, and non-stop, all-day TAIKO!

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