Summer Solstice Sunset: Kaminari Taiko Of Houston

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Summer Solstice Sunset: Kaminari Taiko Of Houston
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Summer Solstice Sunset: Kaminari Taiko Of Houston says
Kaminari Taiko Drumming

We are sad to say we are cancelling tonight's performance due to a high chance of rain this evening with the incoming tropical storm.

In observation of the solstice, the Chapel will remain open late tonight until 8:20pm! We hope you will join us for upcoming concerts on the Plaza in July: Summer Sounds: Boomtown Brass Band on July 6 and Summer Sounds: Jacqui Sutton & the Frontier Jazz Orchestra on July 20.

Looking forward to seeing you soon! Stay safe and dry!


Kaminari Taiko of Houston, a Japanese drumming ensemble, marks the end of the longest day of the year at 8:25 PM. "Taiko" is a Japanese word for drum. The art of taiko carries deep significance in Japanese culture. Samurai warriors used taiko on the battlefield to signal commands and frighten their enemies. Townspeople warned of danger by beating on taiko, and priests used taiko at religious ceremonies to communicate with the gods. Temples and shrines throughout Japan display taiko as a symbol of purification and to dispel evil spirits.

Kaminari Taiko was founded in 1996 by Jay Mochizuki along with a number of talented musicians from diverse backgrounds and ethnicities. The members diligently trained under world acclaimed Taiko Masters such as: Daihachi Oguchi, Seiichi Tanaka, Kenny Endo and Takemasa Ishikura to learn the fundamental skills, philosophy and spirit of this centuries old Japanese tradition.

Complimentary alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages will be provided by Saint Arnold Brewing Company. Steel City Pops will be on-site selling all natural creamy and fruity pops. In case of inclement weather, check the website and the FB event posting for updates.

In observation of the Summer Solstice, the Rothko Chapel will be open from sunrise to sunset (approximately 6:22 AM-8:25 PM).

Suggested donation $10, click the following link to make a donation ahead of time:
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By: Rothko Chapel