Club History

 

01-20-2002 – The first meeting to discuss starting a taiko group. The content of the meeting was as follows: Triangle Taiko will perform for the first time in spring, 2003. *(The first performance was 10-12-2002 at the Nippon Club Annual Meeting and Picnic at Apex Community Center.) Our short-term goals are: to find a location to practice, to raise funds for instruments, and to begin practicing basic rhythms and techniques.

01-26-2002 First Practice at the Iwashima’s home

3-02-2002 San Jose Taiko performed at NC State University.

03-03-2002 Workshop with San Jose Taiko. We learned the five basic rhythms of Matsuri.

03-16-2002 Triangle Taiko Club became an affiliate of the Nippon Club. Under the new arrangement, Triangle Taiko is an autonomous subgroup within Nippon Club of the Triangle.

04-2002 Our first Taiko arrived. Rocky Iwashima donated one nagado taiko and one slant stand to match. It has a surprisingly big sound and could be heard through the entire house.

08-2002 Our second Taiko arrived. Mic and Hiro Iwashima donated.

08-30-2002 Our first Recital (May-August session) at the Raleigh Dance Studio.

11-09-2002 Meeting about the future direction

12-2002 Our third taiko arrived, which was donated by the IBM Corporation.

01-2003 Our First Shime-daiko arrived

02-26-2003 and 02-27-2003 Hosted KODO Workshops with Eiichi Saito and Masami Miyazaki at Duke University, Durham, NC.

10-2003 Our fourth taiko arrived, donated by Mr. Maruyama, Sr. Vice President of IBM Japan.

01-17-2004 Our second RecitalĀ at Aiki kai dojo.

03-2004 Our second Shime-daiko arrived.

08-2004 Our fifth and sixth taiko arrived

08-29-2004 Our third Recital at Aiki Kai Dojo.

11-2004 Our third Shime-daiko arrived, donated by William Barry.

01-09-2005 Our fourth Recital (September-December) at A.B.Combs Elementary School. Guests are Okinawa-daiko and Traingle Kodomo-daiko.

05-01-2005 Our Fifth Recital of Saturday & Sunday II (January – April) at Chapel Hill-Durham Nihonjinkai Picnic at Wilson Park, Carboro.

08-2005 Fourth Shime-daiko arrived.

08-2005 Our first and second Okedo-daiko (Miyamoto make, Tokyo) arrived.

08-2005 Seventh Miya-daiko arrived.

09-03-2005 Our Sixth Recital with a Special Performance Group composed of Special Olympic athletes, parents, and friends.

10-2005 Eighth Miya-daiko arrived.

12-2005 Ninth Miya-daiko arrived.

03-22-2006 The first taiko workshop with Ringtaro Tateishi.

10-14-2006 Our 32-inch Odaiko arrived.

03-2007 Our fifth shime-daiko arrived.

04-19-2007 Taiko workshop with Katsutaka Kondo from Japan.

06-2007 Our sixth and seventh shime-daiko arrived.

12-28-2007 Four Okedo taiko (for a grand total of 6) arrived.

01-18-2008 Workshop with Fugaku Taiko.

01-19-2008 to 01-29-2008 Hosted Fugaku Taiko of Japan, with 5 therapists and 5 special players. Fugaku held 10 concerts and 2 workshops in Raleigh, Durham, Charlotte, and Atlanta.

02-27-2008 Workshop with On Ensemble – Kris, Maz, and Kalvin.

10-09-2008 Workshop with Mr. Takumi Kato (2008 Odaiko champion).

12-2008 Four Miyoshi-daiko arrived.

04-19-2009 Hosted the reception for San Jose Taiko at Carolina Theatre.

05-30 & 31-2009 Second taiko workshop with Ringtaro Tateish.

09-2012 Our seventh and eighth Okedo-daiko (Miyamoto make, Tokyo) arrived.

10-23 & 10-24-2012 Odaiko and song review workshop with Kenny Endo

04-19-2016 Four Hira-daiko arrived from Miyamoto Unosuke Shoten, Tokyo

05-31-2016 Taiko workshop with Mr. Taishi Yamabe, Okayama Japan