Yesterday, Sunday 4 March, was the annual Takatsuki Taiko festival. A small delegation from the Toowoomba City Council, including Sian representing our Toowoomba Taiko group, was on hand in Takatsuki, Japan, to receive the amazingly generous donation of some eight drums of varying sizes, stands and cases and to enjoy the festival. It was absolutely fantastic! Sian was able to join in with the Takatsuki Daiko Group in performing a piece in front of some 1500 people.
Head to the Facebook page to see photos from the Festival as Sian is able to post them.
The drums are heading to Toowoomba from this afternoon and a mayoral reception will be held on Wednesday 7 March. A taiko workshop will be held in the Empire Theatre on Wednesday morning for Toowoomba Taiko and any interested parties who may wish to learn to play from Takatsuki Taiko group members.