Had a nice time, as always, practicing with Raion Taiko in Michigan yesterday. For years I've been in the habit of checking online to see if there were any developments in the Michigan (my home state) taiko scene. I fell upon the Raion Taiko (Great Lakes Taiko Center) blog while I was living in Wakayama-ken, Japan. Brian and Mayumi have brought back their experience training with Asano Taiko in Kanazawa to the Detroit area and my habit has now become that of stopping by for a visit now and then.
Back in November I was able to join one of their practices, and again yesterday. Check out their website to learn about the exciting things they have going on!