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Maikaze Daiko: Yerba Buena Gardens Festival | SF

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Thursday, July 12, 2018 - 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm | Cost: FREE
Yerba Buena Gardens (Esplanade) | 773 Mission St., San Francisco, CA


Yerba Buena Gardens Festival 2018 | SF

Between May and October in 2018, the Yerba Buena Gardens Festival presents 100 free performances on three outdoor stages in Yerba Buena Gardens.

Admission is free and entertainment includes music, theater, dance, cultural events, educational and children’s programs.

A recent addition to the vibrant Mission District arts scene, Maikaze Daiko was founded to preserve and promote the awe-inspiring art form of modern taiko, or kumi-daiko. For the vast majority of its history, taiko was associated with village festivals, traditional Japanese theater, battle, and religious ceremonies. Master Daihachi Oguchi invented the modern taiko ensemble in the early 1950s, and sensei Seiichi Tanaka, the father of American taiko, formed the first Western group in 1968, San Francisco Taiko Dojo. That’s where Maikaze Daiko founder Bruce “Mui” Ghent underwent ardent and grueling training. In addition to developing the discipline of mind and the physical strength required for this demanding art, Maikaze Daiko students learn the history and culture of taiko, both recent and ancient.


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Cost: FREE
Categories: *Top Pick*, Funcheap Presents, Literature, Outdoors, Poetry, San Francisco, Top Annual Events
Address: 773 Mission St., San Francisco, CA
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