Natto and Knife Sharpening in Chicago
Dec
1
to Dec 2

Natto and Knife Sharpening in Chicago

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Japanese Knife Sharpening Workshop
December 1, 2018
10:00am - 12:00pm

Japanese Knife Sharpening Workshop
December 1, 2018
1:00pm - 3:00pm

Natto Demonstration
December 2, 2018
12:00 - 1:00pm

Midwest Buddhist Temple event page:
https://mbtchicago.org/natto-japanese-knife-sharpening/

Contact Eien for more information.

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Japanese Knife Sharpening
In this workshop, Eien will teach the basics of Japanese knife sharpening on water stones. Japanese knife culture is distinct in several ways - the blade is sharper and thinner, sharpening is done on stones, and all chefs sharpen their own knives to complement to their individual cutting style. With this introduction of a few techniques, everyone will be able to sharpen their own knives and feel the joy of cooking with a sharp blade. More info about Japanese knives is on my blog:
https://www.eienhunterishikawa.com/blog/interview-jon-broida-knives

Natto Demonstration
Eien will talk about natto, the fascinating, delicious, and nutritious fermented soybeans from Japan. The demo will include samples of fresh natto and offer ideas for traditional and non-traditional preparations. In Japan, natto is highly regarded as a ‘superfood’ with many health benefits including cardiovascular health, brain function, bone and teeth strength, and improved digestive system. Because all natto imported into the United States is frozen, this is a very rare opportunity to taste fresh, organic natto, whether you consider yourself a fan or not yet.

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Sep
23
12:00 PM12:00

Natto Demo and Knife Sharpening in Denver

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Sunday, September 23, 2018

Natto Demonstration

1:00 - 2:00pm

Knife Sharpening Workshop

2:30 - 4:00 pm

Location:
Tri-State Denver Buddhist Temple
1947 Lawrence St.
Denver, CO  80202

Registration:
http://bit.ly/NattoKnifeDemo

Learn about these events here:
https://www.eienhunterishikawa.com/natto-time/

Contact Eien for more information.

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Sep
1
to Sep 2

Tataki Taiko and Shamisen Workshops

 Kyle Abbott and Eien Hunter-Ishikawa of Tataki Taiko and Shamisen Workshops

Kyle Abbott and Eien Hunter-Ishikawa of Tataki Taiko and Shamisen Workshops

Tataki Taiko and Shamisen
September 1 & 2, 2018
Mountain View, CA
Instructors:
Kyle Abbott (shamisen)
Eien Hunter-Ishikawa (taiko)
Patrick Oiye (taiko, shamisen)

Tataki registration is open!
http://jundaiko.com/tataki/

TATAKI brings two unique workshops each day in San Jose Japantown! The goal is to work on deeper collaboration between taiko and shamisen players. Kyle and Eien are composing a piece for this intensive, and participants are free to take it with them for their own use after the gathering.

Advanced Level: For regular practitioners of taiko and shamisen seeking to level up their abilities.

Beginner Level: To give regular shamisen and taiko players the opportunity to have fun trying the other instrument! Shamisen players can learn taiko basics, and taiko players can learn shamisen basics.

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Aug
10
to Aug 12

Regional Taiko Gathering in Seattle

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Regional Taiko Gathering 2018
15343 25th Ave NE
Shoreline, WA 98155
August 10 - 12, 2018

Eien's workshops:
A Modern Approach to Ji Playing
Atarigane Playing
Shinobue Playing Fundamentals

More information here

Regional Taiko Groups-Seattle (RTG-Seattle - our consortium of ten performing groups in the Seattle area) are happy to invite taiko players from throughout our region to RTG 2018, on Saturday-Sunday, August 11-12 at Shoercrest High School in Shoreline, WA (10 miles north of Seattle). Inochi Taiko's 15th Anniversary Concert will take place at Shorewood Performing Arts Center a few miles away, also in Shoreline, WA on the evening of Saturday, August 11. 

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Apr
11
to Apr 30

Kyosuke Suzuki US Tour

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After a successful US tour in August 2017, Suzuki sensei will be back to teach and perform in Chicago, Minneapolis, and New York. 

April 11 - 18
Ho Etsu Taiko, Chicago
Website

April 18 - 27
TaikoArts Midwest, Minneapolis
Website

April 27 - 30
Kaoru Watanabe Taiko Center, Brooklyn
Website

Learn more about Suzuki sensei.

Contact Eien for more information.

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Jan
28
2:30 PM14:30

Natto Demo at Portland Mochitsuki 2018

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Eien will talk about natto, the fascinating, delicious, and nutritious fermented soybeans from Japan. The demo will include samples of fresh natto and offer ideas for traditional and non-traditional preparations.

Learn more about Eien's natto

More info:
http://mochipdx.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/Mochitsuki-2018-Food-Demonstrations-1.16.2018.pdf

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Oct
17
6:00 PM18:00

Concert with Enso Daiko in St. Paul, MN

October 17th 7PM (6PM Drinks)
Featuring: Ensō Daiko with special guest: Eien Hunter-Ishikawa (Portland, OR)
North Garden Theater: 929 7th St W, St Paul, MN 55102
Reservations recommended (free general admission)
Tickets here

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Taiko Tuesday is a FREE monthly concert series featuring the best of local and national taiko talent. Each concert will be unique and be hosted at various venues throughout St. Paul. Best of all, it is FREE! Bring your friends and family and make Taiko Tuesday your monthly concert night out!

More info

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Oct
14
to Oct 15

Public Workshops for Taiko Arts Midwest

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Workshops and Private Lessons
2700 NE Winter Street
Minneapolis, MN 55413
(Please use “2850 Winter Street NE” for online map searches.)

More info here

 


Saturday, October 14th, 1:00-2:30PM
$40 member/$50 non-member
A Modern Approach to Ji Playing
This workshop is about playing the ji, or underlying groove.  Topics include: useful patterns, time awareness, accompaniment, balance, interaction, sensitivity, and groove.  Discussion and exercises will cover new ideas for practicing and thinking about ji playing.

Sunday, October 15th, 2:00-3:30PM
$40 member/$50 non-member
Edo Kotobuki Jishi
Commonly translated as "lion dance," the shishi mai of Edo (the old name for Tokyo) consists of one person as the shishi and three accompanying musicians playing taiko, atarigane, and shinobue.  Shishi mai performances are thought to bring good fortune and can often be seen at celebratory occasions.  The version taught will be in the style of Wakayama Shachu.

Sunday, October 15th, 3:30-5:00PM
$40 member/$50 non-member
Atarigane Playing
This workshop will cover some effective techniques for playing the atarigane (hand-held gong).  Topics include: exploration of various sounds, grooves, vocalizing patterns, notation, traditional rhythms, and new applications.  Participants are welcome to bring their own, but practice kane will be provided for use during the workshop.

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Aug
14
to Aug 16

Summer Taiko Institute: Kyosuke Suzuki sensei

Summer Taiko Institute with Kyosuke Suzuki sensei

Edo Kotobuki Jishi (shishimai - lion dance)
San Diego, CA
August 14 - 16, 2017


Edo Kotobuki Jishi is the traditional lion dance of Tokyo. It will be taught in the style of Wakayama Shachu, one of the premier ensembles in Japan for Edo Bayashi, shishimai, and Edo Sato Kagura.

More information and registration here:
https://natc.taikocommunityalliance.org/sti/proposed-summer-taiko-institute-edo-kotobuki-jishi/

More information about Suzuki sensei:
https://www.eienhunterishikawa.com/blog/2016/4/2/edo-bayashi-shishimai-expert-kyosuke-suzuki-sensei

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Jun
10
5:00 PM17:00

Concert - Zenshin Daiko & On Ensemble

Zenshin Daiko's 18th Annual Taiko Festival Concert
Castle Theater

Saturday, Jun 10, 2017 - 7:00 PM

With special guests, On Ensemble, from Los Angeles

Tickets: $20/Adults; $10/Children 12 & under (plus applicable fees)
Tickets on sale: Wednesday, May 3

More info:
http://mauiarts.org/zenshin_daiko

 On Ensemble

On Ensemble

Zenshin Daiko’s 18th annual taiko festival concert will start with the 50 members of this impressive Maui group performing some of their favorite pieces and premiering new works written by its members.

Since forming in 1999, Zenshin Daiko has performed in over 900 cultural and community events all over Hawaii and in California, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Texas, Nevada, and Japan.

The second half of the evening will feature On Ensemble from Los Angeles. Established in 2002, On Ensemble is one of the most respected ensembles in the taiko (Japanese drumming) world. Led by childhood friends, Shoji Kameda and Masato (Maz) Baba, On Ensemble is recognized for infusing the powerful rhythms of taiko with a wide range of musical influences from jazz and rock to central Asian overtone singing.

Their fearless musical exploration has expanded the artistic range of the taiko and has taken these ancient instruments into new realms. For more information visit http://onensemble.org/about/.

Zenshin Daiko’s taiko festival is a highlight of Maui’s annual June events and not to be missed!

Tickets: $20/Adults; $10/Children 12 & under (plus applicable fees)
Tickets on sale: Wednesday, May 3

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