The 50th anniversary of Okinawa’s Mitsufumi Ryu Taiko Hozon Kai was celebrated in Hawai‘i on April 14 with an exciting and colorful taiko, music and dance performance in the Hawaii Okinawa Center’s Albert T. and Wallace T. Teruya Pavilion. Titled “Hawaii ni Hibiku Uchina De-ku (Echoes of Uchina De-ku in Hawaii),” the program featured performances by Hawaii Taiko Kai’s 16 members along with nearly 50 performers from Okinawa, led by Morikatsu Kishaba-Sensei, head of the Mitsufumi Ryu organization. Hawaii Taiko Kai has an informal relationship with Mitsufumi Ryu Taiko Hozon Kai.

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