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KOHAKU 5th Anniversary Concert – Japanese Taiko and Dance
November 20 @ 5:00 pm - 6:45 pm$27
Enjoy the evening of Japanese Traditional and Contemporary Performing Arts – Kagura Dance, Taiko Drumming, Interpretive Dance by KOHAKU and Bakuhatsu Taiko Dan.
$15: Age 12 and under
$35: At the door
$77: VIP Ticket (Become a special KOHAKU supporter! This ticket comes with tea, Japanese sweet and VIP seat)
Doors open at 4:30pm
Vendors: Junko Stickney Jewelry, Best in Beads, Kimono Harvest
Snacks (Japanese sweets from OSAKAYA) and drinks are for sale at the front desk.
KOHAKU is a unique performance collaborative based in Sacramento that specializes in traditional and contemporary Japanese performing arts, such as Kagura dance (Sacred dance of Shinto shrines), Taiko drum and a variety of other celebrated cultural music and dance. We also perform Japanese folkloric and kids songs, music and dance of sacred rituals and contemporary dance inspired by Japanese and world fusion. Audiences will also enjoy the power and beauty of authentic Japanese instruments such as Taiko drums, Fue (flutes), Chappa (cymbals) and more.Our passion is to share the rich Japanese cultural heritage through an artistic outreach that may bring the world a deeper appreciation for the beauty of our home country. Our creative offerings will reveal the comical, touching and sacred aspects of Japanese culture and Shinto traditions that we hope will leave you with a depth of joy and happiness.
Guest Artist: UC Davis Bakuhatsu Taiko Dan
Bakuhatsu Taiko Dan is a student-run Japanese cultural drumming group at U.C. Davis founded in 2001, dedicated to spread the knowledge, enjoyment and explosive passion of Japanese American TAIKO. Bakuhatsu Taiko Dan’s mission is to cultivate musical development, creativity, and self-expression through the teaching and performing of kumi-daiko (ensemble drumming). Bakuhatsu Taiko Dan is open to UC Davis students of all backgrounds and celebrates its diversity. They strive to spread their love and respect for Japanese American taiko by exposing, educating, and entertaining within the campus and greater community.