Tsukasa Taiko and Toyoaki Shamisen flew out west to spend a week learning new songs and performing at our sister dojo GenRyu Arts‘ annual summer event, Japan Week and Japan Day in early July. This has been another ongoing exchange between SF and Chicago for over 10 years, and every year our roster of performers who fly out to the Bay Area increase. Many of our Cool Ladies & Randy drummers rocked the stage, as well as our youth and Gintenkai National Project performers. It’s always a fun time for us to reunite with our GenRyu family, and our week’s stay is never short of sunshine, good food, and taiko! Thanks to GRA for hosting us.