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Seattle Kokon Taiko

Seattle Kokon Taiko (SKT) performs a dynamic synthesis of rhythm, movement, and spirit. SKT, formed by a group of young Sansei in 1980, performs at community programs, arts festivals, schools and colleges, and corporate events. Through taiko—originating in Japan, grown in America—SKT links our past to the present, weaves threads of continuity between generations, and builds bridges of understanding among people. Members performing at the Conference are: Stan Shikuma, Charlene Lee, Ken Harris, Griffin Joko-Fujimoto, Andrea McQuate, and Joyce Nakamura.

Speaker Events

Friday, July 5

Opening General Session with Keynote Addresses
The Honorable Tomoko Dodo, Acting Consul General , Consulate-General of Japan
The Honorable Bruce Harrell, Seattle City Council
Tom Ikeda, Executive Director, Densho
G.W. Kimura, Ph.D. (Cantab.), President & Chief Executive Officer, Japanese American National Museum
The Honorable Mike Lowry, Former Governor, State of Washington
Mitchell T. Maki, Ph.D., Vice Provost, Academic Affairs, California State University, Dominguez Hills
Tim Otani, External Affairs Manager, Union Bank
Seattle Kokon Taiko


Time: 1:15 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Location: Grand Ballroom
Topic: General Activity