View a special performance created specially for BIJAC’s Virtual Mochi Tsuki 2022 by our talented friends at Seattle Kokon Taiko. This all new program was created on January 2nd, 2022, at the intersection of snow storm and flood, and includes both traditional and modern pieces, including Matsuri Bayashi, Hana Hachijo performed by Lika Seigel, the Lion Dance, and more.
A SPECIAL PERFORMANCE CREATED JUST FOR MOCHI TSUKI 2022 BY SEATTLE KOKON TAIKO!
The talented members of Seattle Kokon Taiko present an all new collection of performances created just for Virtual Mochi Tsuki 2022! Crank up the volume, hit the “full screen” button, and enjoy the best taiko in the Pacific Northwest.
Watch it here: Available until January 31st
EXPERIENCE THE HEART POUNDING EXCITEMENT OF TAIKO
Seattle Kokon Taiko brings you their performance of “Rites of Thundering.” Taiko is a dynamic synthesis of rhythm, movement and spirit originating in Japan and evolving as a folk art over the last several hundred years. Since 1992 Seattle Kokon has been mixing the ancient with the modern; their repertoire is a mix of traditional pieces and contemporary compositions. You may recognize many of their faces–the Bainbridge Island Japanese American Community has had the privilege of hosting Seattle Kokon Taiko at their events for more than 20 years!
ABOUT BIJAC: The Bainbridge Island Japanese American Community (BIJAC) honors the heritage of the Issei (first–generation Japanese) who came to the United States, and particularly to Bainbridge Island, to make a new life for themselves and their children. We hope to promote a better understanding of the diversity of our nation by sharing their history, customs, and values. A principal focus for BIJAC has been the Bainbridge Island Japanese American Exclusion Memorial, which honors those forced to leave their homes during World War II. The Memorial is the product of the efforts of local, county, state, and federal governments, as well as many, many individuals who have donated their time, money and energy toward its completion. Today the Memorial is a unit of the Minidoka National Historic Site, part of the National Parks Service.