Handmade taiko (Japanese)

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(Japanese) You know, I was surprised that the taiko had to be handcrafted. I was really shocked and wondered if I could ever make a taiko. It never occurred to us that a taiko could be made out of a wine barrel without having to buy expensive (commercially manufactured) taikos until the folks in L.A. showed us how and I studied hard. Until I saw what they had done, making taikos by ourselves never entered my head.

Date: January 27, 2005
Location: California, US
Interviewer: Art Hansen, Sojin Kim
Contributed by: Watase Media Arts Center, Japanese American National Museum.

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