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Written by David Leong   
Thursday, 24 May 2007

ImageYoichi Watanabe, performer and director of Amanojaku will be offering workshops in Emeryville and Sonoma. For the first time in the U.S.A., Watanabe Sensei will be teaching his signature work "BUJIN."

Saturday June 16th 4:00-8:00.
Space limited.
Emeryville Taiko's Dojo
1455 64th Street

Sunday June, 17th. Two sessions: 10 am to 1 pm and 3 pm to 6 pm.
$55 per session payable to Sonoma County Taiko.
Limited space (20 per workshop) so please let us know as soon as possible if you plan to attend.
Sonoma County Taiko
3325 Regional Pkwy Suite #11
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
(707) 575 0723
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In Japanese slang, an amanojaku is a person who is deliberately contradictory, or someone who argues for the sake of arguing.

About Amanojaku
Formed in December of 1986 by Yoichi Watanabe, Amanojaku has since aimed to createa new form of music by adding the elements of modern and western music to its base of taiko, an ancient Japanese art. Amanojaku has performed in ensembles with western musicians and continues to look for new musical challenges.
Amanojaku's Sound
The sound created by Amanojaku has a powerful percussion sound, yet is so refined. The blend of these two create a "beautiful strength," which is Amanojaku's goal. Watanabe, leader of Amanojaku, grew up in downtown Tokyo where his love for Japanese festivals and South American music developed his rythmic sense at a young age. This is the source of Amanojaku's "beautiful strength." The sound produced by Yoichi Watanabe and the polished technique of Ogawa Hiromi and Kawana Mayumi create an entirely new universe and heat up the souls of people around the world.Amanojaku, loved not just in Japan, but around the world, continues to evolve and contribute to taiko music.
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