Tamashii Taiko Drum Van

By Emily Hargrave-Thomas

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Tamashii Taiko Drum Van

Project 2015-07-15 13:47:00 +1200

Kia ora and Konnichiwa!

 

We are Tamashii Taiko, a performing group based in Auckland New Zealand. We play taiko, a kind of Japanese percussion using a variety of drums of different sizes.

 

Tamashii Taiko Drummers

 

We perform at a wide variety of public and private events around the country. We play at public festivals such as Japan Day and the Auckland International Cultural Festival, at sporting events such as the Auckland marathon, Rugby world cup, and Breakers Basketball games, and at corporate functions including product launches and Christmas parties. We also do team building workshops for schools and corporations.

 

 

Japan Day and Cherry Blossom Festival

 

Recently, the van that we've used to get our drums to these performances has died. We need a new van to continuing bringing the beat around the country!

We've raised $10,000 so far towards a new van but we need another $10,000. We are offering a wide range of reward packages for donations from both individuals and corporations. Enjoy Tamashii branded merchandise, personalised performance videos, our latest concert DVD, or have us play at your upcoming event. Please help us out by donating!

 

Tamashii's Shimaguni and Tatsudoshi DVDs and shime-daiko keychain

 

The fine print: Please note that rewards include New Zealand postage. Add $4 for rural delivery. Dancing Samurai and Ronin reward packages include either international shipping or 2 tickets to our December 2015 van christening party in Panmure, Auckland (we'll figure out which based on the shipping address you enter). For corporate packages, we will work with you to find a mutually suitable time for the performances and/or workshops. We reserve the right to review sponsorship logos and to refuse questionable content.

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We've come to the end

22/08/2015 at 5:05 PM

We’ve always been curious to see how crowdfunding works, thank you so much for being a part of it!

 

Unfortunately we didn’t meet our goal and PLEDGEME’s campaigns are “all or nothing”-

That means the amount that you pledged will not be billed to you.

 

We hope that you are still keen to support us, so we’ve made all of our PLEDGEME reward packages available for you on our Tamashii Store.

You can see the exact same list of packages here, and the DVDs are now available individually as well!

http://shop.tamashii.co.nz/collections/van-crowdfund-rewards

 

If you purchase through the store, there is no waiting as we can ship your order straight away.

 

Thanks for being part of our family!

 

-          Team Tamashii

Song List

21/07/2015 at 5:11 PM

Hi everyone!

The first few days of the campaign are off to a great start! We want to keep the momentum going so please spread the word to your friends and family. Also, consider letting your company know about the performance packages for events such as Christmas parties.

Here is the list of Tamashii’s songs and little info on their meaning and origin. We perform some of these songs in our 2012 and 2014 concert DVDs.

You can request from this list for the Daimyo package. We’ll dress up in our full costumes and record a video with a personalised thank you message. Then we’ll play all-out performing the song you choose.

 

These songs come from all over the world including Kyodo and Taiko Project in the United States, Grete Mortgat in Belgium, and traditional songs from Japan. Many of the song are original Tamashii pieces from our current and past performers including Brian Grove, Ryan (Eddie) Hale, Conor Young, and Jane Chen.

 

Song list

太鼓囃子 - Taiko Bayashi - Drum Song

This is our beginners song that every new student learns first.  It's a great way to learn rhythm, teamwork, timing, and elements of taiko choreography.

 

潟乃囃子 - Katano Song

Usually the second song learned by new students, Katano is played on two drums at once, one elevated on an upright stand.

 

愚公山を移す - And the Mountains Rising [ Tamashii original choreography ]

This song artfully blends the rhythms of different drum parts to create a powerful, dramatic story.

 

秩父 - Yatai Bayashi - Cart Song

Our version of the famous cart song featured in Japan's Chichibu night festival.

 

アンコール・アオテアロア “Encore Aotearoa” (taiko) [Kyodo, USA] 

A variation of Kyodo taiko's Encore Remix.

 

旭日 – Asahi  –  Sunrise [ Tamashii original song ]

The day begins with the rising sun. Asahi is also the dawn for Tamashii Taiko, being the first song composed by our founder Brian Grove.

 

勇士 - Yuushi - Warriors [ Tamashii original song ]

Represents the proud warrior heritage that remains in both Japan and New Zealand to this day.

 

獅子の追い合い – Lion's Chase [ Tamashii original song ]

When first encountering something new, resistance and aggression is often a natural response. In Lion's Chase, the opposing sides size each other up, stalking and challenging, trying to out-do each other. In the end, everything simply comes down to two individuals and the realisation that a game is better than a fight and co-operation is better than confrontation. With this knowledge, the two individuals can dispel the aggressive thoughts that may have spurred them on in the beginning, and meet each other as equals.

 

波 – Nami – Ocean Waves [ Tamashii original song ]

Ocean surrounds both our island nations, filled with waves that batter back and forth. But in the chaotic, swirling, clashing waves, there is rhythm and counterpoint. What at first looks like conflict is, at its heart, a kind of harmony.

 

舞い上がり – Mai Agari – Soaring [ Tamashii original song ]

The same sense of adventure that sends us down speeding rapids also propels us up into the air, soaring as high as our imaginations can take us. But we can't stay aloft forever, and the earth soon calls us back, home to our whenua.

 

嵐の公爵 – Arashi no Koushaku – Prince of Storms [ Tamashii original choreography ]

Both New Zealand and Japan have suffered great adversity, and have helped each other through these difficulties. Prince of Storms starts with one beat that soon builds into an almost overwhelming barrage. However, none is defeated. Slowly but surely, the players rebuild their strength, recovering from their ordeal and meeting it with even greater and more powerful energy and resolve.

 

分岐点 – Bunkiten – Crossroads [ Composed by Grete Mortgat ]

In the practice of an art like taiko, we often come to a crossroads: should we stay true to the traditional ways of playing or try to invent and follow new ways? The decision is never easy but a path must be chosen. Some will choose one way and others choose another, but all of them are working toward the same goal.

 

Little Sea Gong [ Tamashii original choreography ]

A recent addition to our song list, this piece combines the playing of many individuals at once.

 

三宅 – Miyake

This song originates in Japan's Miyake islands and has a long history of innovation. The starting beat is played by two players, who then improvise their own rhythms, playing off each other. This tradition of creativity is continued here with a series of variations on the central Miyake rhythm, culminating in a fusion of rhythms beating at the heart of our two island nations.

 

御土産 – Omiyage – Memento [ Composed by Taiko Project in the United States ]

Both old and new at the same time, Omiyage harks back to one of taiko's primary functions: providing the beat for a merry festival.

 

    Pledgers 36

    Markp
    2015-08-19 21:09:26 +1200
    Nobue Kinoshita
    2015-08-14 00:37:48 +1200

    "Every little bit helps. "

    Iris Riddell
    2015-08-12 10:59:19 +1200

    "Go Tamashii!!"

    Vilia
    2015-08-09 14:09:48 +1200

    "Come on friends and family - make this van happen now!"

    Michele
    2015-08-06 22:25:07 +1200

    "Good luck guys!"

    Anonymous pledger
    2015-08-06 01:08:12 +1200
    henry
    2015-08-05 13:27:04 +1200

    "Great campaign!"

    Clio Chiu
    2015-08-02 20:36:52 +1200

    "All the best, Tamashii!!"

    Siobhan
    2015-08-01 22:14:34 +1200

    "Good luck! In awe of what you do! x"

    Sarah
    2015-07-31 11:09:41 +1200
    Annette Taylor
    2015-07-30 17:00:50 +1200

    "All the best, drummers!"

    Xyphir Ooi
    2015-07-28 21:12:22 +1200
    Anonymous pledger
    2015-07-28 19:26:33 +1200
    Susanna Sabbage
    2015-07-27 17:11:00 +1200
    Lhizz Browne
    2015-07-27 16:30:34 +1200
    Chris Gill
    2015-07-27 14:12:29 +1200

    "Great cause, hope this gets you to your target faster & looking forward to the van christening party! Cheers, Chris & Danila"

    Anonymous pledger
    2015-07-27 13:03:06 +1200

    "Taiko is short of stunning workout opportunities, but Tamishii Taiko is truly one of its finest!"

    Yoshimi and Jon Brett
    2015-07-24 09:52:54 +1200

    "Inspiring energy! Keep moving forward - in and out of your van."

    Anonymous pledger
    2015-07-24 02:01:13 +1200
    Shoji Kameda
    2015-07-23 08:10:28 +1200
    Soames Brockelbank
    2015-07-22 18:54:54 +1200
    Ngakoata Muraahi
    2015-07-20 13:11:19 +1200
    Ranadi Mitchell
    2015-07-20 10:22:40 +1200

    ":-)"

    Daniel Schealler
    2015-07-20 05:58:29 +1200
    Kerstin Gredig
    2015-07-20 01:00:19 +1200
    Mai Kalina
    2015-07-19 19:55:54 +1200

    "Good luck Tamashii team!"

    Takayuki Ibaraki
    2015-07-18 18:51:23 +1200
    Taro Prutisart
    2015-07-18 17:12:53 +1200

    "Good luck guys!"

    Sayuri Ichiba
    2015-07-18 12:31:08 +1200
    Yvonne
    2015-07-18 11:42:19 +1200

    "Saw you in Pukekohe and loved it!. Supporting the van PledgeMe so you can travel here again!"

    Followers 2

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    Tamashii Taiko Drum Van

    Project 2015-07-15 13:47:00 +1200

    Kia ora and Konnichiwa!

     

    We are Tamashii Taiko, a performing group based in Auckland New Zealand. We play taiko, a kind of Japanese percussion using a variety of drums of different sizes.

     

    Tamashii Taiko Drummers

     

    We perform at a wide variety of public and private events around the country. We play at public festivals such as Japan Day and the Auckland International Cultural Festival, at sporting events such as the Auckland marathon, Rugby world cup, and Breakers Basketball games, and at corporate functions including product launches and Christmas parties. We also do team building workshops for schools and corporations.

     

     

    Japan Day and Cherry Blossom Festival

     

    Recently, the van that we've used to get our drums to these performances has died. We need a new van to continuing bringing the beat around the country!

    We've raised $10,000 so far towards a new van but we need another $10,000. We are offering a wide range of reward packages for donations from both individuals and corporations. Enjoy Tamashii branded merchandise, personalised performance videos, our latest concert DVD, or have us play at your upcoming event. Please help us out by donating!

     

    Tamashii's Shimaguni and Tatsudoshi DVDs and shime-daiko keychain

     

    The fine print: Please note that rewards include New Zealand postage. Add $4 for rural delivery. Dancing Samurai and Ronin reward packages include either international shipping or 2 tickets to our December 2015 van christening party in Panmure, Auckland (we'll figure out which based on the shipping address you enter). For corporate packages, we will work with you to find a mutually suitable time for the performances and/or workshops. We reserve the right to review sponsorship logos and to refuse questionable content.

    Comments

    We've come to the end

    22/08/2015 at 5:05 PM

    We’ve always been curious to see how crowdfunding works, thank you so much for being a part of it!

     

    Unfortunately we didn’t meet our goal and PLEDGEME’s campaigns are “all or nothing”-

    That means the amount that you pledged will not be billed to you.

     

    We hope that you are still keen to support us, so we’ve made all of our PLEDGEME reward packages available for you on our Tamashii Store.

    You can see the exact same list of packages here, and the DVDs are now available individually as well!

    http://shop.tamashii.co.nz/collections/van-crowdfund-rewards

     

    If you purchase through the store, there is no waiting as we can ship your order straight away.

     

    Thanks for being part of our family!

     

    -          Team Tamashii

    Song List

    21/07/2015 at 5:11 PM

    Hi everyone!

    The first few days of the campaign are off to a great start! We want to keep the momentum going so please spread the word to your friends and family. Also, consider letting your company know about the performance packages for events such as Christmas parties.

    Here is the list of Tamashii’s songs and little info on their meaning and origin. We perform some of these songs in our 2012 and 2014 concert DVDs.

    You can request from this list for the Daimyo package. We’ll dress up in our full costumes and record a video with a personalised thank you message. Then we’ll play all-out performing the song you choose.

     

    These songs come from all over the world including Kyodo and Taiko Project in the United States, Grete Mortgat in Belgium, and traditional songs from Japan. Many of the song are original Tamashii pieces from our current and past performers including Brian Grove, Ryan (Eddie) Hale, Conor Young, and Jane Chen.

     

    Song list

    太鼓囃子 - Taiko Bayashi - Drum Song

    This is our beginners song that every new student learns first.  It's a great way to learn rhythm, teamwork, timing, and elements of taiko choreography.

     

    潟乃囃子 - Katano Song

    Usually the second song learned by new students, Katano is played on two drums at once, one elevated on an upright stand.

     

    愚公山を移す - And the Mountains Rising [ Tamashii original choreography ]

    This song artfully blends the rhythms of different drum parts to create a powerful, dramatic story.

     

    秩父 - Yatai Bayashi - Cart Song

    Our version of the famous cart song featured in Japan's Chichibu night festival.

     

    アンコール・アオテアロア “Encore Aotearoa” (taiko) [Kyodo, USA] 

    A variation of Kyodo taiko's Encore Remix.

     

    旭日 – Asahi  –  Sunrise [ Tamashii original song ]

    The day begins with the rising sun. Asahi is also the dawn for Tamashii Taiko, being the first song composed by our founder Brian Grove.

     

    勇士 - Yuushi - Warriors [ Tamashii original song ]

    Represents the proud warrior heritage that remains in both Japan and New Zealand to this day.

     

    獅子の追い合い – Lion's Chase [ Tamashii original song ]

    When first encountering something new, resistance and aggression is often a natural response. In Lion's Chase, the opposing sides size each other up, stalking and challenging, trying to out-do each other. In the end, everything simply comes down to two individuals and the realisation that a game is better than a fight and co-operation is better than confrontation. With this knowledge, the two individuals can dispel the aggressive thoughts that may have spurred them on in the beginning, and meet each other as equals.

     

    波 – Nami – Ocean Waves [ Tamashii original song ]

    Ocean surrounds both our island nations, filled with waves that batter back and forth. But in the chaotic, swirling, clashing waves, there is rhythm and counterpoint. What at first looks like conflict is, at its heart, a kind of harmony.

     

    舞い上がり – Mai Agari – Soaring [ Tamashii original song ]

    The same sense of adventure that sends us down speeding rapids also propels us up into the air, soaring as high as our imaginations can take us. But we can't stay aloft forever, and the earth soon calls us back, home to our whenua.

     

    嵐の公爵 – Arashi no Koushaku – Prince of Storms [ Tamashii original choreography ]

    Both New Zealand and Japan have suffered great adversity, and have helped each other through these difficulties. Prince of Storms starts with one beat that soon builds into an almost overwhelming barrage. However, none is defeated. Slowly but surely, the players rebuild their strength, recovering from their ordeal and meeting it with even greater and more powerful energy and resolve.

     

    分岐点 – Bunkiten – Crossroads [ Composed by Grete Mortgat ]

    In the practice of an art like taiko, we often come to a crossroads: should we stay true to the traditional ways of playing or try to invent and follow new ways? The decision is never easy but a path must be chosen. Some will choose one way and others choose another, but all of them are working toward the same goal.

     

    Little Sea Gong [ Tamashii original choreography ]

    A recent addition to our song list, this piece combines the playing of many individuals at once.

     

    三宅 – Miyake

    This song originates in Japan's Miyake islands and has a long history of innovation. The starting beat is played by two players, who then improvise their own rhythms, playing off each other. This tradition of creativity is continued here with a series of variations on the central Miyake rhythm, culminating in a fusion of rhythms beating at the heart of our two island nations.

     

    御土産 – Omiyage – Memento [ Composed by Taiko Project in the United States ]

    Both old and new at the same time, Omiyage harks back to one of taiko's primary functions: providing the beat for a merry festival.

     

      Markp
      2015-08-19 21:09:26 +1200
      Nobue Kinoshita
      2015-08-14 00:37:48 +1200

      "Every little bit helps. "

      Iris Riddell
      2015-08-12 10:59:19 +1200

      "Go Tamashii!!"

      Vilia
      2015-08-09 14:09:48 +1200

      "Come on friends and family - make this van happen now!"

      Michele
      2015-08-06 22:25:07 +1200

      "Good luck guys!"

      Anonymous pledger
      2015-08-06 01:08:12 +1200
      henry
      2015-08-05 13:27:04 +1200

      "Great campaign!"

      Clio Chiu
      2015-08-02 20:36:52 +1200

      "All the best, Tamashii!!"

      Siobhan
      2015-08-01 22:14:34 +1200

      "Good luck! In awe of what you do! x"

      Sarah
      2015-07-31 11:09:41 +1200
      Annette Taylor
      2015-07-30 17:00:50 +1200

      "All the best, drummers!"

      Xyphir Ooi
      2015-07-28 21:12:22 +1200
      Anonymous pledger
      2015-07-28 19:26:33 +1200
      Susanna Sabbage
      2015-07-27 17:11:00 +1200
      Lhizz Browne
      2015-07-27 16:30:34 +1200
      Chris Gill
      2015-07-27 14:12:29 +1200

      "Great cause, hope this gets you to your target faster & looking forward to the van christening party! Cheers, Chris & Danila"

      Anonymous pledger
      2015-07-27 13:03:06 +1200

      "Taiko is short of stunning workout opportunities, but Tamishii Taiko is truly one of its finest!"

      Yoshimi and Jon Brett
      2015-07-24 09:52:54 +1200

      "Inspiring energy! Keep moving forward - in and out of your van."

      Anonymous pledger
      2015-07-24 02:01:13 +1200
      Shoji Kameda
      2015-07-23 08:10:28 +1200
      Soames Brockelbank
      2015-07-22 18:54:54 +1200
      Ngakoata Muraahi
      2015-07-20 13:11:19 +1200
      Ranadi Mitchell
      2015-07-20 10:22:40 +1200

      ":-)"

      Daniel Schealler
      2015-07-20 05:58:29 +1200
      Kerstin Gredig
      2015-07-20 01:00:19 +1200
      Mai Kalina
      2015-07-19 19:55:54 +1200

      "Good luck Tamashii team!"

      Takayuki Ibaraki
      2015-07-18 18:51:23 +1200
      Taro Prutisart
      2015-07-18 17:12:53 +1200

      "Good luck guys!"

      Sayuri Ichiba
      2015-07-18 12:31:08 +1200
      Yvonne
      2015-07-18 11:42:19 +1200

      "Saw you in Pukekohe and loved it!. Supporting the van PledgeMe so you can travel here again!"

      Followers of Tamashii Taiko Drum Van

      This campaign was unsuccessful and finished on 22/08/2015 at 10:00 PM.