This web resource was made possible in part by support from the Kenneth T. and Eileen L. Norris Foundation, the Hearst Foundation, and the James Irvine Foundation.
STRIKE A BEAT: BE A TAIKO DRUMMER game
- Level 1: Yuiyo Bon Odori (“Just Dance” Bon Odori), music and Lyrics by Nobuko Miyamoto of Great Leap, Masao Kodani.
- Level 2: Tsunami, composed by Seiichi Tanaka, performed by San Francisco Taiko Dojo, Zellerbach Auditorium, Berkeley, California; produced by Bridge Media, Inc., courtesy of The Spirit of Taiko, from BIG DRUM: Taiko in the United States DVD.
- Level 3: Gardener’s Song (Gadena Bushi), lyrics by Nobuko Miyamoto of Great Leap, Masao Kodani, Music by Nobuko Miyamoto.
- Level 1: Kitsune Taiko Group, Photos by Adam Momii, Danny Yamauchi, and Bryan Yamami.
- Level 2: San Jose Taiko Group, Zellerbach Auditorium, Berkeley California, November 2003; Kinnara Taiko Group, Canyon de Chelly, Navajo Nation, Arizona, August 28, 2001, from BIG DRUM: Taiko in the United States DVD
- Level 3: Photos from BIG DRUM: Taiko in the United States museum exhibition, by John Marchena
KAMISHIBAI THEATRE: A PROMISE KEPT story
Illustrations by Kenji Kobayashi
Based on a story by Kelly Yamamoto
The kamishibai A Promise Kept was originally developed as a part of the Life Interrupted: The Japanese American Experience in World War II Arkansas project, a partnership between the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and the Japanese American National Museum with major funding provided by the Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation.
MIDDLE SCHOOL HAIKU game
“Is it lunch time yet?” haiku by Jim Nelson. Special thanks to Ken Watanabe and Brian De Guzman for composing haiku lines.
Middle School Haiku © Japanese American National Museum
KOKESHI WORLD game
Special thanks to June Magsaysay for composing the text within the activity.
Kokeshi World ©Japanese American National Museum
Web Site Credits
Japanese American National Museum Project Team:
James M. Bower
Vicky K. Murakami-Tsuda
Janis Tanji Wong
Web site design and development:
Ann Zumwinkle, John Marchena, Douglas Bland, Mike Bilz for Zumwinkle.com
Our games and educational modules, originally built with now-obsolete Adobe Flash, have been redeveloped over the past year to run utilizing an application called Ruffle using the Rust programming language. Thank you to the Ruffle team and web designer/developer team Zumwinkle.com for conversions and redevelopment.
janmKIDS Bento Box © Japanese American National Museum