Taiko as a family activity

Taiko as a family tradition Obon and the community Taiko from the old days Taiko as a family activity Participation in community events The multicultural perspective Focus on peace Mothers and Taiko

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Well, I think my having involved from a family perspective definitely gives me the roots to—for me philosophically—to want to have taiko be part of the family. With my husband having been part of the group, what happened was that we started to attract people who wanted to do it as a family activity. And it might’ve been a two-fold thing. It could’ve been that they saw us doing it as a family activity, so they would join up as a family activity. But, there were some members in our group that they wanted their child to do something cultural, but they got involved somehow because of their attraction to it after a while. And there was several of our members that had been introduced that way. So, their child started, they became involved. Some of the children now have left the group, but they’re still involved. And I think our group is unique in that we do have a lot of family members doing taiko together. It’s not just one family member.

Date: July 9, 2004
Location: Hawaii, US
Interviewer: Art Hansen, Sojin Kim
Contributed by: Watase Media Arts Center, Japanese American National Museum

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