Indiana State Fair: "Bridges to Japan" Exhibition

August 6 - 22, 2010

TAIKOPROJECT (Japanese Drum Group)

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TAIKOPROJECT - TAIKOPROJECT is an ensemble of premiere taiko drummers dedicated to promoting and advancing the art of taiko. Through public performances, education, and outreach activities, TAIKOPROJECT is committed to preserving taiko as a dynamic element of Japanese-American culture and heritage. In addition to maintaining taiko as a community-based tradition, TAIKOPROJECT also incorporates unconventional and innovative concepts to expand artistic boundaries. Through these values, TAIKOPROJECT seeks not only to entertain audiences, but also to inform them about the history and integrity of taiko as an evolving art form. 

Taiko drums are traditional Japanese drums that are usually played with wooden sticks called bachi

“Bridges to Japan” at the Indiana State Fair: Performance Times
Friday August 13: 1:00 pm, 4:00 pm (Free Stage), 7:30 pm (Free Stage)
Saturday August 14: 12:30 pm, 4:00 pm (Main Stage), 7:30 pm
Sunday August 15: 12:00 pm, 3:00 pm (Main Stage), 7:30 pm


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Please use the links below to find descriptions and photos of the many activities that will be taking place at the "Bridges to Japan" Exhibition.

Description of All Activities

Bon-Odori Dance Festival

Bunraku Bay Puppet Theatre (Japanese Puppet Theatre)

Buyo (Japanese Classical Dance)

Cosplay Fashion Show (Open to Public)

Fort Wayne Taiko (Japanese Drum Group from Fort Wayne, Indiana)

Fukube (Gourd Painting) Craft

Ikebana (Flower Arrangement)

Indiana Okinawa Kenjinkai

Japanese Candyman Entertainer - Masaji Terasawa

Japanese Sweets Tasting & Demonstration



Kendo (Japanese Sword-Fighting)

Koto (Japanese musical instrument)

Kyudo (Japanese Archery)

Minyo (Japanese Folk Dance & Song)

Naginata (Japanese Warrior Halbert)

Peelander-Z (Japanese Action Comic Band)

Robots from Japan

Shamisen (Japanese musical instrument)

Sister City Celebration Week

Sumo Wrestling

TAIKOPROJECT (Japanese Drum Group from Los Angeles, California)

Tea Ceremony

10tecomai (High-energy Dance Fusion)