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Little Tokyo Gets Loud this Summer

Elizabeth Ishida

This summer, taiko players from all over the world will come together in Little Tokyo for the inaugural World Taiko Gathering. Masato Baba, Project Coordinator, explains, “It’s time to acknowledge Taiko from around the world. The Taiko world is so small to begin with, so we need to learn ...

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Stories United: The Japanese American Journey and Maui Taiko

Elizabeth Ishida

“As we share our culture and learn about others, we can choose to live harmoniously,” Kay Fukumoto of Maui Taiko shares her taiko philosophy. “We are all one people on one earth. Peace begins inside each of us. If we focus on it as an end goal, we can surely ...

UCLA Nikkei Student Union Culture Night 2008

eishida

The Nikkei Student Union at UCLA hosted its 22nd annual Culture Night on Monday, Febrary 18, 2008 at Royce Hall. The performance centered around a play about the Japanese American ...

Kyodo Equals Family

Elizabeth Ishida

Kyodo Taiko was the first collegiate taiko group formed in North America, at the University of California, Los Angeles. Kyodo means “family” or literally, “loud children.” It’s quite fitting that every Kyodo member whole-heartedly personifies these meanings. Our practices and performances yield this harmony of grunts, shouts, screams and ...

The Sculpture of Ruth Asawa: Contours in the Air - Audio Tour

eishida

Ruth Asawa, one of the most important female artists of the 20th century, was born in 1926 in Norwalk, California. She is the fourth of seven children. Her parents were ...

The Power of a Story: Intern Learns Importance of Personal Histories

Elizabeth Ishida

Being a cultural anthropology major, I enjoy studying culture, and I wanted the chance to learn more about my own. So, in May of 2007, I applied to be a part of the Nikkei Community Internship Program. This is a state-wide program based at the Little Tokyo Service Center in ...

Wakatay Restaurant-Peruvian Nikkei Cuisine

eishida

On Saturday, August 11, 2007, I went to Wakatay Restaurant-Peruvian Nikkei Cuisine with some co-workers. This restaurant prides itself in fusing foods and flavors to create a totally unique experience. ...

2007 Gardena Buddhist Church Obon

eishida

The Gardena Buddhist Church obon was on August 4, 2007 from 3pm-10pm and August 5, 2007 from 2pm-9pm. It was one of the biggest obons I've ever attended. ...

Frank Kikuchi

eishida

Frank Kikuchi was born in Seattle, Washington on October 21, 1924. He had one sister, Yoshiko, and two half siblings, Chiyo and George. Frank's parents were Issei, his mother from ...

Hisako Hibi

eishida

Hisako Hibi was born in Fukui, Japan in 1907. When she was 13 years old, she came to the United States with her parents. While attending the California School of ...

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