Events

Jan
5
Thu
Beginner Taiko Classes with KyoDaiko
Jan 5 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Beginner Taiko Classes with KyoDaiko @ Philadelphia | Pennsylvania | United States
Dates and Times have changed for beginner lessons in 2017!  Beginner classes now meet on Thursdays at 6:00pm!
Who wants to play LOUD drums?! Taiko drums have been used in Japan for thousands of years for a variety of reasons. However, a relatively new form of taiko drumming is fast becoming a popular passion for drumming enthusiasts all over the world. Called kumi daiko, this form of drumming brings people together to play different taiko drums as an ensemble, with flashy, synchronized choreography.
Learn how to play taiko drums with our Beginner Taiko Classes. Classes are open to adults of all ages, musical backgrounds and experience. In fact, no experience is necessary. We will teach you everything from proper stance, how to hold the drum sticks, and striking technique, in addition to teaching you about the history and traditions of taiko.
Wear comfortable clothing and non-slip shoes like sneakers. It’s a good workout, so you may want to bring a bottle of water too.

The fee is $60 per four week session. Classes are 90 minutes, once a week on Thursday nights.Students can begin in any session and will renew per session.

Session 1: Jan 5, 12, 19, 26  
Session 2: Feb 2, 9, 16, 23
Session 3: Mar 2, 9, 16, 23 (no class on March 30)
Session 4: April 6, 13, 20, 27
Session 5: May 4, 11, 18, 25
Please note:  Classes take place at the Defensive Arts Center located within the Greenbriar Club Apartments Complex at 3901 Conshohocken Avenue, Philadelphia, PA, 19131
For more information, please contact KyoDaiko at kyodaikogigs@gmail.com.  For registration assistance, please contact JASGP staff at japanesehouse@japanphilly.org.
Jan
8
Sun
Family See and Make Afternoons: Kawaii Felties
Jan 8 @ 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Family See and Make Afternoons: Kawaii Felties @ Fairmount Park Horticultural Center | Philadelphia | Pennsylvania | United States
Drop by the Sakura Pavilion at Fairmount Park’s Horticultural Center on the first Sunday, November through March, and try your had at various arts from Japan. Buy a ticket online or at the door: Tickets are $7 per person for members, $9 for not-yet members.
 
In Japan, kawaii is the culture of cute. Learn the basics of transforming food, animals, and everyday objects into cute characters. Learn to sew a feltie and create a magnet of your kawaii character.
Feb
2
Thu
Beginner Taiko Classes with KyoDaiko
Feb 2 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Beginner Taiko Classes with KyoDaiko @ Philadelphia | Pennsylvania | United States
Dates and Times have changed for beginner lessons in 2017!  Beginner classes now meet on Thursdays at 6:00pm!
Who wants to play LOUD drums?! Taiko drums have been used in Japan for thousands of years for a variety of reasons. However, a relatively new form of taiko drumming is fast becoming a popular passion for drumming enthusiasts all over the world. Called kumi daiko, this form of drumming brings people together to play different taiko drums as an ensemble, with flashy, synchronized choreography.
Learn how to play taiko drums with our Beginner Taiko Classes. Classes are open to adults of all ages, musical backgrounds and experience. In fact, no experience is necessary. We will teach you everything from proper stance, how to hold the drum sticks, and striking technique, in addition to teaching you about the history and traditions of taiko.
Wear comfortable clothing and non-slip shoes like sneakers. It’s a good workout, so you may want to bring a bottle of water too.

The fee is $60 per four week session. Classes are 90 minutes, once a week on Thursday nights.Students can begin in any session and will renew per session.

Session 1: Jan 5, 12, 19, 26  
Session 2: Feb 2, 9, 16, 23
Session 3: Mar 2, 9, 16, 23 (no class on March 30)
Session 4: April 6, 13, 20, 27
Session 5: May 4, 11, 18, 25
Please note:  Classes take place at the Defensive Arts Center located within the Greenbriar Club Apartments Complex at 3901 Conshohocken Avenue, Philadelphia, PA, 19131
For more information, please contact KyoDaiko at kyodaikogigs@gmail.com.  For registration assistance, please contact JASGP staff at japanesehouse@japanphilly.org.
Feb
5
Sun
Family See and Make Afternoons: Origami Hearts and Love Calligraphy
Feb 5 @ 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Family See and Make Afternoons: Origami Hearts and Love Calligraphy @ Fairmount Park Horticulture Center | Philadelphia | Pennsylvania | United States

Drop by the Sakura Pavilion at Fairmount Park’s Horticultural Center on the first Sunday, November through March, and try your had at various arts from Japan. Buy a ticket online or at the door: Tickets are $7 per person for members, $9 for not-yet members.

Get ready for Valentine’s day and make a gift for someone special! Learn to fold an origami heart and box (we will provide a piece of Japanese candy to place inside) and practice writing the kanji for love in calligraphy.

Mar
2
Thu
Beginner Taiko Classes with KyoDaiko
Mar 2 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Beginner Taiko Classes with KyoDaiko @ Philadelphia | Pennsylvania | United States
Dates and Times have changed for beginner lessons in 2017!  Beginner classes now meet on Thursdays at 6:00pm!
Who wants to play LOUD drums?! Taiko drums have been used in Japan for thousands of years for a variety of reasons. However, a relatively new form of taiko drumming is fast becoming a popular passion for drumming enthusiasts all over the world. Called kumi daiko, this form of drumming brings people together to play different taiko drums as an ensemble, with flashy, synchronized choreography.
Learn how to play taiko drums with our Beginner Taiko Classes. Classes are open to adults of all ages, musical backgrounds and experience. In fact, no experience is necessary. We will teach you everything from proper stance, how to hold the drum sticks, and striking technique, in addition to teaching you about the history and traditions of taiko.
Wear comfortable clothing and non-slip shoes like sneakers. It’s a good workout, so you may want to bring a bottle of water too.

The fee is $60 per four week session. Classes are 90 minutes, once a week on Thursday nights.Students can begin in any session and will renew per session.

Session 1: Jan 5, 12, 19, 26  
Session 2: Feb 2, 9, 16, 23
Session 3: Mar 2, 9, 16, 23 (no class on March 30)
Session 4: April 6, 13, 20, 27
Session 5: May 4, 11, 18, 25
Please note:  Classes take place at the Defensive Arts Center located within the Greenbriar Club Apartments Complex at 3901 Conshohocken Avenue, Philadelphia, PA, 19131
For more information, please contact KyoDaiko at kyodaikogigs@gmail.com.  For registration assistance, please contact JASGP staff at japanesehouse@japanphilly.org.
Mar
5
Sun
Family See and Make Afternoons: Onigiri Snack Attack
Mar 5 @ 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Family See and Make Afternoons: Onigiri Snack Attack @ Fairmount Park Horticulture Center | Philadelphia | Pennsylvania | United States
Drop by the Sakura Pavilion at Fairmount Park’s Horticultural Center on the first Sunday, November through March, and try your had at various arts from Japan. Buy a ticket online or at the door: Tickets are $7 per person for members, $9 for not-yet members.
 
In this delicious workshop, learn the history of onigiri (rice balls) while trying your hand at making this traditional snack. Decorate your own recipe to take home and snack on your yummy creations!
Apr
6
Thu
Beginner Taiko Classes with KyoDaiko
Apr 6 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Beginner Taiko Classes with KyoDaiko @ Philadelphia | Pennsylvania | United States
Dates and Times have changed for beginner lessons in 2017!  Beginner classes now meet on Thursdays at 6:00pm!
Who wants to play LOUD drums?! Taiko drums have been used in Japan for thousands of years for a variety of reasons. However, a relatively new form of taiko drumming is fast becoming a popular passion for drumming enthusiasts all over the world. Called kumi daiko, this form of drumming brings people together to play different taiko drums as an ensemble, with flashy, synchronized choreography.
Learn how to play taiko drums with our Beginner Taiko Classes. Classes are open to adults of all ages, musical backgrounds and experience. In fact, no experience is necessary. We will teach you everything from proper stance, how to hold the drum sticks, and striking technique, in addition to teaching you about the history and traditions of taiko.
Wear comfortable clothing and non-slip shoes like sneakers. It’s a good workout, so you may want to bring a bottle of water too.

The fee is $60 per four week session. Classes are 90 minutes, once a week on Thursday nights.Students can begin in any session and will renew per session.

Session 1: Jan 5, 12, 19, 26  
Session 2: Feb 2, 9, 16, 23
Session 3: Mar 2, 9, 16, 23 (no class on March 30)
Session 4: April 6, 13, 20, 27
Session 5: May 4, 11, 18, 25
Please note:  Classes take place at the Defensive Arts Center located within the Greenbriar Club Apartments Complex at 3901 Conshohocken Avenue, Philadelphia, PA, 19131
For more information, please contact KyoDaiko at kyodaikogigs@gmail.com.  For registration assistance, please contact JASGP staff at japanesehouse@japanphilly.org.
May
4
Thu
Beginner Taiko Classes with KyoDaiko
May 4 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Beginner Taiko Classes with KyoDaiko @ Philadelphia | Pennsylvania | United States
Dates and Times have changed for beginner lessons in 2017!  Beginner classes now meet on Thursdays at 6:00pm!
Who wants to play LOUD drums?! Taiko drums have been used in Japan for thousands of years for a variety of reasons. However, a relatively new form of taiko drumming is fast becoming a popular passion for drumming enthusiasts all over the world. Called kumi daiko, this form of drumming brings people together to play different taiko drums as an ensemble, with flashy, synchronized choreography.
Learn how to play taiko drums with our Beginner Taiko Classes. Classes are open to adults of all ages, musical backgrounds and experience. In fact, no experience is necessary. We will teach you everything from proper stance, how to hold the drum sticks, and striking technique, in addition to teaching you about the history and traditions of taiko.
Wear comfortable clothing and non-slip shoes like sneakers. It’s a good workout, so you may want to bring a bottle of water too.

The fee is $60 per four week session. Classes are 90 minutes, once a week on Thursday nights.Students can begin in any session and will renew per session.

Session 1: Jan 5, 12, 19, 26  
Session 2: Feb 2, 9, 16, 23
Session 3: Mar 2, 9, 16, 23 (no class on March 30)
Session 4: April 6, 13, 20, 27
Session 5: May 4, 11, 18, 25
Please note:  Classes take place at the Defensive Arts Center located within the Greenbriar Club Apartments Complex at 3901 Conshohocken Avenue, Philadelphia, PA, 19131
For more information, please contact KyoDaiko at kyodaikogigs@gmail.com.  For registration assistance, please contact JASGP staff at japanesehouse@japanphilly.org.