|Buddhist Church of Stockton|
|Artistic Director and "Board" (President, Artistic Director, Secretary, Treasurer, Historian) with Performing Members voting to make decisions for our non-profit organization.|
|The purpose of this organization shall be to offer its members the opportunity to learn and practice taiko while being respectful of the traditions of the Buddhist church.|
Group's Mission and Motivation
Members of our organization perform taiko at Temple events as well as the community at large, with the goal of inspiring others and sharing the joy of the taiko experience. We study taiko and provide instruction and equipment to players of all backgrounds and abilities.
Describe how, where, and why the ensemble was founded. What was its inspiration?
Reverend David Matsumoto founded Stockton Bukkyo Taiko in 1990 at the Buddhist Church of Stockton. Rev. Dave and Mas Ishihara, inspired by the philosophy of the buddhist "Kinnara" Taiko movement, opened Stockton Bukkyo Taiko to all people who were interested in playing taiko.
Performances, Recordings, Publications
Instructors, Teachers & Mentors
List the instructors, teachers and mentors who have worked with the ensemble.
Kiyono Kishi is our artistic director. We have attended workshops given by Kristy Oshiro, San Jose Taiko, Kris Bergstrom, On Ensemble, Russel Baba and Jeanne Mercer. Many of us have attended the North American Taiko Conferences.