Okinawa Kenjin-Kai (OKK) Taiko Drumming Troupe
OKK Taiko practices a style of Taiko (drumming) called Eisa; a distinct form of Taiko originating from the island of Okinawa. Eisa Taiko draws is roots from traditional Okinawan dance, music, and Karate. Unlike the more well-known Japanese Taiko, Eisa Taiko is an acrobatic dance routine with energizing music.
OKK Taiko is a branch of Okinawa Kenjin Kai of Washington State which was founded over 35 years ago. The non-profit organization is dedicated to preserving and promoting Okinawan culture including Eisa Taiko, Okinawan Classical music (Koten), Okinawan Folk music (Minyou), Traditional Dance (Buyou) and more.
A non-profit organization and comprised entirely of volunteers, OKK Taiko has over 40 members. To learn more, please visit http://www.okinawa-kenjin-wa.com