Why you should go to NATC Reason #6: Chieko Kojima

One of the highlights of NATC happens before NATC. The TCA Summer Intensive offers an unbeatable taiko experience - the opportunity to focus on a taiko specialty with an expert in an intimate setting. Walk in with strangers. Walk out with a new team of enriched taiko players. TCA is thrilled to host Chieko Kojima, a Kodo Distinguished Member, as the instructor for the 2019 Summer Intensive.

Chieko Kojima - HANA HACHIJO

Tuesday, August 6 – Thursday, August 8, 2019
9:30AM – 5:00PM

Oregon Buddhist Temple
3720 SE 34th Ave, Portland, OR 97202

Registration Fee: $450
Registration Opens: Friday, March 15

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the world debut of Hana Hachijo. Words cannot capture the electricity that ran through the NATC Participants gathered at the East West Theater in 1999. Chieko's interpretation of the folk tradition from Hachijo Island created a taiko shockwave that reverberates even now and is recreated every time she performs it.

In this year's TCA Summer Intensive participants will learn techniques behind the power of Hana Hachijo. This program is open to taiko players of all experience levels, ages 18 and above. For more information, click on TCA Summer Intensive.

Get ready for NATC. Come early to Portland!


Mark your calendar: Registration opens on March 15. First-come, first-served. Sign up early. Space is limited.