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San Jose Taiko at San Jose's Obon Festival 2016


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What is Taiko?

Taiko is the Japanese word for drum. In North America, this term is used to describe both the Japanese drum itself and the art form of kumidaiko (ensemble drumming with Japanese drums).

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