Ken Koshio is part of our extended Arcosanti community, familiar to audiences here through several past performances. In fact he is becoming a familiar face – and his Taiko drumming a familiar sound – world-wide.[photos by archive volunteer Chihiro Saito, text by Jeff Stein]
In this myth, Amaterasu, who had sealed herself inside a cave in anger, was finally beckoned to come out by an elder goddess, Ame-no-Uzume. Ame-no-Uzume did this by emptying out a barrel of sake and dancing furiously on top of it. Historians regard her performance as the beginning of Taiko music.