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... into spontaneous applause a couple of times during the DTG performance.
After the slow the kids were treated like rock stars greeting the public in the lobby.
We returned to the hotel where there was a big reception party with food and dancing. I may or may not have had a little more yuzu sake.
The next morning the Hotel slaff at Mashikokan gave us a great send off complete with singing and signs and it was off to Tokyo!
I'm falling a little behind with the blog so I'll let the pictures do the talking for this day. If you open up the pictures into a slide show you will find additional commentary for some of the pictures.
In brief, we started the day by visiting Terasawa, a workshop where taiko drums are manufactured.
After lunch we took a pottery ...
... quick trip back to the hotel to eat lunch and change into workout clothes (for those of us who were going to workout), it was off to Mashiko City Hall for workshops and rehearsals.
Dublin Taiko was founded 10 years ago under the guidance of Eitetsu Hayashi, one of Japan's most acclaimed taiko drummers. He has since served as sensei Susann Barrett's teacher and ...
Today we're going to continue practicing taiko with Eitetsu and his group. Yesterday we met the taiko group from Mashiko and got to play a little with them! They seemed pretty cool but they were younger than I had expected. Most were definitely younger than almost all of us. Anyway, we are going to have a workshop with Eitetsu and hopefully get to play with some of the Mashiko kids. We also plan on doing ...
... of hours, we had lunch at a local restaurant in town, another outstanding bento box with noodles, soup, fish and a number of indecipherable items.
From lunch we took a short ride to Kegon Falls. We were able to view the falls from several observations spots and got some good group pictures that I will try and add later.