This Sunday (April Fools Day & Easter!), Dekoboko Taiko will be helping with a panel organized by the Consulate-General of Japan in Seattle at Sakura-Con - the oldest and largest anime, manga, gaming, and Asian culture convention in the Pacific Northwest. We are very excited and thankful for this opportunity to not only perform, but … Continue reading Sakura-Con Preparations
Our last blog post introduced the song, "DO-YA!!" which was composed by Shogo Yoshii and Yawatahama Miyabi-gumi that we debuted on Sunday, February 18th, for the 2018 Day of Remembrance Taiko Concert. This post will explain "Kaihen" (海辺) which means "Seaside" or "Seashore." This piece was written by Jamie Shinsato of Dekoboko Taiko. She originally … Continue reading A “Seaside” (Kaihen) Conversation
On Sunday, February 18, we performed for the 2018 Day of Remembrance Taiko Concert. We managed to debut not one, but two songs. For this post, we will introduce to you "DO-YA!!" which is a song composed by Shogo Yoshii and Yawatahama's Miyabi-gumi. "DO-YA!" is the kakegoe (shout of encouragement) in the port town of … Continue reading Our debut performance of DO-YA!!
We are finishing the final details before our first public performance at the Day of Remembrance (DoR) 2018 Taiko Fundraiser for the Minidoka Pilgrimmage. Most of our members have played for this annual fundraiser concert in the past as a part of Taiko Kai at the University of Washington; however, this will be our first … Continue reading One week away from Day of Remembrance!