Photos by John Armstrong, Malcolm Fitz-Earle, and Shana Rablah
Nelson Izu-shi Friendship Society welcomes Onibana Taiko for a Drumming Performance including the Tanko Bushi Bon Dance
Saturday August 31st 2:00 – 2:30 pm The Oval The Friendship Garden Cottonwood Falls Park
Taiko Drumming is a compelling form of Japanese musical culture, especially during the Summer Obon dance season. Exchange visitors to Izu-shi, our sister city in Japan, have been thrilled by local performances. On Saturday August 31st, we can enjoy Taiko Drumming and Bon Odori dancing right here in Nelson.
Please join us in welcoming the members of the Vancouver-based Onibana Taiko! Combine your visit to the Saturday Farmers’ Market with this free outdoor concert. Learn the Tanko Bushi Bon Dance. Check out the Onibana Taiko Concert at the Capitol Theatre Sunday September 1st. As this is an outdoor venue, please note that this Saturday afternoon concert will be cancelled in case of rain.