Hello! Ben from the sustainability office. On October 10th I attended the taiko drum show at our college and in my opinion this is one of the best events we’ve had at Evcc. These performers are part of a taiko drum group called Okinawa Wakati-da Chinjinshuu that came all the way from the japanese prefecture of Okinawa! The performances were beautiful and fun to watch. One of my favorite things there was the performance using the Okinawan lion costumes otherwise called Shishimai. If these creatures bite you traditions tell that you’ll have good luck for the rest of your life! And the cups they were using for the tea were compostable! Big thanks to Okinawan Kenjin Kai Chijinshuu for hosting them in Washington State!