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Taiko Drums Up Energy, Awe

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Members of San Jose Taiko give an energetic, awe-inspiring performance in Finney Chapel Saturday. Taiko is a Japanese art form featuring synchronized ensemble drumming. The performance took place in conjunction with a presentation on the history of taiko in the U.S. and the incarceration of Japanese Americans during World War II, as part of the series of events organized around the current exhibit “Courage and Compassion: Our Shared Story of the Japanese American World War II Experience.”

Members of San Jose Taiko give an energetic, awe-inspiring performance in Finney Chapel Saturday. Taiko is a Japanese art form featuring synchronized ensemble drumming. The performance took place in conjunction with a presentation on the history of taiko in the U.S. and the incarceration of Japanese Americans during World War II, as part of the series of events organized around the current exhibit “Courage and Compassion: Our Shared Story of the Japanese American World War II Experience.”

Photo by Justin Bank, Staff Photographer

Photo by Justin Bank, Staff Photographer

Members of San Jose Taiko give an energetic, awe-inspiring performance in Finney Chapel Saturday. Taiko is a Japanese art form featuring synchronized ensemble drumming. The performance took place in conjunction with a presentation on the history of taiko in the U.S. and the incarceration of Japanese Americans during World War II, as part of the series of events organized around the current exhibit “Courage and Compassion: Our Shared Story of the Japanese American World War II Experience.”

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