January 8th, 2012, Philadelphia, PA
This year, at one of our favorite events of the year, we welcomed the Year of the Dragon! The usual events were in place for the entertainment including a chorale, our Lion Dancer friend, and a children’s choir. The food was fantastic as always. There was sake tasting, and even takoyaki tasting! Every time Kyo Daiko member, Audrey, went to taste the takoyaki, it was all eaten! So popular! But thanks to fellow taiko member, Kazumi, Audrey managed to finally savor the super tasty takoyaki!
January 7th, 2012, Moorestown, NJ
Members of the Japanese American Citizen’s League gathered at Moorestown Friends School to help ring in the new year. A lovely spread of delicious japanese cuisine was served as people participated in activities such as chinese auctions, live auctions, and a taiko workshop! The guests broke into three groups, and some learned how to drum, some learned a dance, and some learned to sing a song. Don’t worry... the singing wasn’t performed while the singers were still eating.