Rediscovery of Japanese culture through taiko (Japanese)

Rediscovery of Japanese culture through taiko (Japanese) Identifies as Japanese, but home is San Francisco

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(Japanese) I guess you could say that I rediscovered Japanese culture as I began playing taiko. When I lived in Japan, I was not too conscious about Japanese culture per se because everything around you is Japanese. But once you leave that environment, you begin to crave Japanese things and also become aware of different ways of seeing things. And I began to appreciate the value system in the Japanese culture.

Date: January 26, 2005
Location: California, US
Interviewer: Ann Kaneko, Sojin Kim
Contributed by: Watase Media Arts Center, Japanese American National Museum.

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