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Collaboration for JCYC’s 50th Anniversary Program
We prepared costumes, choreography, and cultural content for this Youth Collaboration with Gen Taiko & Odori School & JCYC youth program in celebration of JCYC 50th Anniversary Program, November 2022.
Workshop with SF State University students
We invited SF State University students from Wesley Uenten’s Asian American Class to our Japantown Community Arts space to share place, history, legacy, and identity through our bon odori workshop allowing students to create and express themselves on the theme of the moon through movement. Sharing stories and music with the students was Wesley Uenten, Francis Wong, Melody Takata.
Youth Leadership program
Gen Taiko & Odori School – Our youth leadership program is teaching taiko drums to the younger generation in the tradition of senpai/kohai (older student/younger student) methodology.
Taiko classes for preschool programs
We are introducing new taiko for our preschool programs for 2023. We believe giving opportunities to children throughout their development builds confidence, self-esteem, and a sense of identity while being connected to a place, SF Japantown our home.
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