SAN FRANCISCO — The Consulate General of Japan in San Francisco, in conjunction with Yerba Buena Gardens, will present a performance by Emeryville Taiko on Oct. 11 from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. at the Thursday Lunchtime Concert, part of the Yerba Buena Gardens Festival.

Emeryville Taiko

The venue is the Esplanade at Yerba Buena Gardens on Howard Street between 3rd and 4th streets in San Francisco. This program is free and open to the public.

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Emeryville Taiko was initiated as an Oakland taiko class for children by Yuri Morita with Susan Horn as her assistant under the guidance of Grand Master Seiichi Tanaka, founder of San Francisco Taiko Dojo. When Morita decided to go to Japan, Horn became instructor of the group.

Senior drum builder Jenny Fuss also began workshops in taiko building, which resulted in more than 20 drums, all hand-built by Emeryville Taiko members. Under Horn’s direction, Emeryville Taiko has begun intensely focusing energy on developing in new directions.

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