Hiro Kurashima, Osuwa Daiko Shihan (certified by the late Grandmaster Daihachi Oguchi, 1924-2008) and leader of Taiko Masala, teaches class on Saturdays with NINJA taiko. A multi-cultural and multi-generational band of "misfits" (from personal experience, being one of the students). So in a sense the people are a lot like the wa daiko.
|NYSTA At Mitsuwa Marketplace Summer Festival 2013|
|NINJA at SUMMER SATURDAZE International Celebration 2014 at East New York Farmers Market|
"(In addition to Les' quote) The mission is for all of us learning SUWA style Taiko drumming. Our goal is to make good harmony and share joy with even one more person in our regular lives. In this meaning, Taiko is our best tool to exercise to polish ourselves and become well rounded persons."
Mitsuwa Marketplace (New Jersey) Summer Festival 2013
CLASSES ARE SATURDAYS. BEGINNER/INTERMEDIATE 2-4, INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCE 4-5. FOR MORE INFO ON CLASSES AND SCHEDULE CONTACT http://www.taiko-masala.com