Updated: Mar 7, 2021
The Bon Odori/Taiko/Public Music subcommittee of the BCA Music Committee has been meeting regularly since this past fall.
Led by Wynn Kiyama (Oregon Buddhist Temple) and Tyler Moriguchi (Seattle Betsuin), this subcommittee includes representatives from California and Hawai’i. We are pleased to announce two upcoming webinars, co-hosted by the BCA Executive Committee.
The purpose of these webinars is to review the challenges and best practices related to online bon odori and taiko.
The first webinar, “Bon Odori Online,” will be presented via Zoom from 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. PST on March 27. It will feature short presentations by temple representatives from San Jose, Sacramento, Pasadena, Seattle, and Seabrook. The focus of this webinar will be the practice and presentation of obon dance online.
To register for “Bon Odori Online,” go to: https://forms.gle/kkug16Y9bGuzA6Ye8
The second webinar, “Taiko Online,” will feature presentations by Buddhist taiko leaders from California and Hawai’i: Johnny Mori, Elise Fujimoto, Sydney Shiroyama, and Paul Sakamoto.
An open forum will follow to share ideas and resources related to online taiko rehearsals and classes. This webinar will be held via Zoom from 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. PST on April 3.
To register for “Taiko Online,” go to: https://forms.gle/5AvJfviLkbjjzznt6
Registration is required for both webinars. Please see the webinar flyers for more details.