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Performers listed in alphabetical order
- Echo Chorus
- Evergreen Glee Club
- Haiku Northwest
- Hyogo Business & Cultural Center
- Ikebana International Seattle Chapter 19
- Issei Pioneer Museum
- Japanese Cultural & Community Center of Washington (JCCCW)
- JIA Foundation (Seijinshiki USA info)
- Kabuki Academy
- Kenjin kai
- Meito Shodo Kai
- Mirei Zaborac of Japanese Koto Club
- Nick & Zack Gallagher with (Sweets Kendama)
- Okinawa Kenjin Kai (OKK) Chijinshuu of Washington State
- Pacific Bonsai Museum
- PAPER (Puget Area Paperfolding Enthusiasts Roundtable)
- The School of Taiko
- Sing S’mores
- Songs of Hope
- Urasenke Tankokai Seattle Association
- Voice Library in Japanese
Visit Evergreen Glee Club website
Visit Haiku Northwest website
“The Well-Worn Path”
Seasonally arranged haiku and senryu by twenty poets from Washington State: Munira Judith Avinger, David A. Berger, Aidan Castle, Dianne Garcia, Connie Hutchison, Nicholas Klacsanzky, Carole MacRury, C. R. Manley, Lluvia Mayoko, Margaret D. McGee, Geoff Pope, Michelle Schaefer, Larry St Pierre, Joan D. Stamm, Dean Summers, R. J. Swanson, Angela Terry, Kathleen Tice, Richard Tice, and Michael Dylan Welch. Edited by Michael Dylan Welch and David A. Berger. Video by Michael Dylan Welch. Sponsored by Haiku Northwest.
“2020 Porad Award Winners”
Winning haiku in the 2020 Porad Award sponsored by Haiku Northwest. Winners were Annette Makino, Kala Ramesh, and Brad Bennett, with honorable mentions to Andrea Cecon, Alan S. Bridges, and David Grayson. The judge was Julie Warther, and Ron Swanson served as the contest coordinators. Video by Michael Dylan Welch.
“2019 Porad Award Winners”
Winning haiku in the 2019 Porad Award sponsored by Haiku Northwest. Winners were Michele Root-Bernstein, Marietta McGregor, and Lon Risley, with honorable mentions to Kanchan Chatterjee, Raquel D. Bailey, and Kath Abela Wilson. The judge was Tom Painting, and Ron Swanson served as the contest coordinators. Video by Michael Dylan Welch.
“2018 Porad Award Winners”
Winning haiku in the 2018 Porad Award sponsored by Haiku Northwest. Winners were Margaret D. McGee, Michele L. Harvey, and Scott Mason, with honorable mentions to Melissa Alexander, Michael Dudley, Deborah P Kolodji, and Scott Mason. The judge was Francine Banwarth, and Richard and Kathleen Tice served as contest coordinators. Video by Michael Dylan Welch.
Vist Hyogo Business & Cultural Center website
Visit website of Issei Pioneer Museum
Opened 1976 in Salinas, California
Moved to the present location in 2004
Visit Japanese Cultural & Community Center of Washington (JCCCW) website
Visit Kabuki Academy website
Visit Kaze Daiko website
Visit Fukushima kenjinkai
Visit Meito Shodo Kai website
Visit Japanese Koto Club website
Visit Pacific Northwest Naginata Federation website
Visit PAPER (Puget Area Paperfolding Enthusiasts Roundtable) website
Visit Okinawa Kenjin Kai (OKK) Chijinshuu of Washington State (also on Facebook)
Visit Pacific Bonsai Museum website
Visit The School of Taiko
The School of Taiko is happy to again be participating in Bellevue College’s Japan Week this year.
We have been able to maintain continuous lessons in 2020 and 2021 during the pandemic, learning and practicing new songs for over one year via remote on-line learning. We’ve recently resumed in-person lessons and all students were finally able to, again, put on our colorful “happi” and assemble together in the same room to create these dynamic performances on Bellevue College’s campus. (Indoors due to heavy rain on our performance recording day). We hope you feel the festive atmosphere created by our Taiko sounds!
If you are interested in learning Taiko drumming, please visit our website.
Filmed by Genzo Pictures
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Supported by 4Culture
The School of TAIKO / 太鼓の学校
Principal; Ringtaro Tateishi
Executive Director; Asako Tateishi
Visit Sing S’mores
Visit Songs of Hope