An Evening of Learning with ShojiGrammy-nominated musician Shoji Kameda stopped by our studio to teach us some new techniques on form and improvisation. Check it out in out our latest newsletter, plus learn about the song Tobihi by Hiroshi Tanaka, and find out how you can support St. Louis Osuwa Taiko during the holiday shopping season!
Happy Halloween!Check out our latest newsletter to see our spooktacular costumed practice day, plus learn about our cover of the song "The Egg and I" from the anime series Cowboy Bebop. We are also saying farewell to performing member Michelle, but welcoming former member Eddie back to our taiko family.
Learning from the BestPerforming members Andrew, Elizabeth, and Jaci recently attended the 2017 North American Taiko Conference in San Diego to learn new songs and techniques from some amazing taiko artists from around the world. Read about their experiences, plus learn the history behind the popular song "Omiyage" by Shoji Kameda, in our latest newsletter.
Two Japanese Festivals in SeptemberWe will be returning to the Missouri Botanical Garden and Mizumoto Japanese Stroll Garden in Springfield, MO, for two Japanese Festivals in September! Get our performance schedule, plus learn about about the popular festival song, "Matsuri Taiko," and get the latest information on our upcoming classes, in our latest newsletter.
Festival preparations... it's not just song prep!We recently took a break from song rehearsals to take care of some much-needed repairs to our equipment. See what we were up to, plus learn more about the song "Hanabi" by Hiroshi Tanaka, in our latest newsletter.
Learn to play an instrument at any age!Forget the old saying, "You can't teach an old dog new tricks." You can learn something new - like playing taiko - at any age! Check out some of the benefits of learning to play an instrument, plus learn about the popular song Hiryu San-Dan Gaeshi, in our latest newsletter.
Minnesota Taiko Festival RoundupPerforming member Joel recently attended the first Minnesota Taiko Festival, led by performers and educators from North America and Japan. Learn about Joel's adventures in the Twin Cities, plus meet volunteer Tony Salini, in our latest newsletter.
Arigatou gozaimoshita! (Thank you!)We had an amazing experience performing at the Touhill, all made possible with support from numerous individuals and organizations. Learn more about their contributions, plus learn about our latest song, "Taniec Chasydski," which debuted at the Touhill, in our latest newsletter.
"Top 15 Things St. Louisans Take for Granted"
We're honored to be called a "clear highlight" of the annual Japanese Festival at the Missouri Botanical Garden as part of a new list of the "Top 15 Things St. Louisans Take for Granted" from examiner.com.
We love performing for thousands of fans at the festival every Labor Day weekend.