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Hawaii
Participation years from 2006(12th)

Kenny Endo and Taiko Center of the Pacific, a school and performing group of traditional and contemporary Japanese drumming. Well known throughout the islands, the group also performs internationally and offers year-round classes to the general public. Today, the group performs Matsuri Bayashi, the festival music of old Tokyo. It is performed in Tokyo to support the many mikoshi bearers carrying the heavy portable shrine. The mikoshi comes out of storage only a few times a year to give blessings to all the people.