Hello Great Big World!
In honor of throw-back-thursday (and because I’m delinquent on blogging), here’s a quick bit of What-Happened-After-World-Taiko-Gathering. So after a hectic weekend of that small gathering of taiko peeps from all around the world, we got to enjoy some good food, good people, good dancing..and of course more taiko (performing, that is) at the annual Higashi obon! Just so you have it on record, it was July 26-27.
The weekend included the whole TP family Oh look, I found a picture via the TP facebook:
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There were some first and last performances this weekend. For the first time performances, the Monday beginners’ class and Saturday Newport Beach Higashi class joined forces to perform “Big Surprise” (sorry if I got the song name wrong :-/). As we welcomed newbies to the stage, we also bid farewell to two of our Kitsune performing members: Sean and Ashley. They have made their way through high school, SATs and senioritis to join the ranks of the collegiate worlds of UCLA and UCI, respectively. But lo and behold, both schools have taiko groups of their own!…so hopefully it will not be the last we see of them playing taiko.
It was a weekend of awesome, exciting..and sweaty performances (yes, it was quite warm); hopefully it was enough to burn off all the food that was consumed There was a bunch of obon dancing too. I’m sure that helped burn some calories as well.
If you missed this year’s obon, don’t worry, just come join us next year! Now to leave you with a random quote…because I can…
“If you never did you should. These things are fun. And fun is good.” – Dr. Seuss