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Tribute Concert to Taiko Pioneer Daihachi Oguchi

Nagata Shochu

On Wednesday, November 12 2008, a once in a lifetime event will take place at Kobayashi Hall as former members of Toronto Suwa Daiko (Toronto’s first taiko group 1982-1992), Yakudo, and Nagata Shachu join forces in a tribute concert to taiko pioneer Daihachi Oguchi. Grandmaster Daihachi Oguchi was the founder of [...]

ROAD TO ASIA FESTIVAL 2008

THE BEST OF ASIAN CULTURE ON DISPLAY AT ANNUAL TWO-DAY
ROAD TO ASIA FESTIVAL 2008

The Road to Asia Festival 2008 is a two-day festival, which promotes cross-cultural dialogue and understanding through artistic expression. The festival creates a thriving multicultural atmosphere by showcasing food, martial arts, dance, arts and crafts and music. On the Road to Asia, the Asian community celebrates the individuality of each culture within the context of the entire Asian region.

This year’s festival will feature a rich mix of cultures of several Asian counties including: the Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia, India, Pakistan, Thailand, China, Taiwan, Sri Lanka and Japan.

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THE WORLD OF NOH AT JAPANESE CANADIAN CULTURAL CENTRE

SPECIAL NARRATED VERSION – THE WORLD OF NOH – COMING TO TORONTO’S JAPANESE CANADIAN CULTURAL CENTRE

Master Sensei Haruhisa Kawamura of Kyoto’s Kawamura Noh Theatre and the Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre (JCCC) are excited to introduce Torontonians to the fascinating art form of Noh Theatre with a performance and discussion at the JCCC. This [...]