Tomoshie – Hearing the Dharma through Shadowgraphs

Sunday, September 16th, 10AM

Live at the Seattle Betsuin

This dynamic group of young Jodo Shinshu Buddhist priests from Japan will perform shadowgraph storytelling followed by Dharma talks on the theme of the stories.

10AM English Performance: “Bennen’s Joy: A Story of Shinran”
Get to know the Japanese Buddhist priest Shinran through his dramatic encounter with the ferocious mountain ascetic Bennen.

12 Noon 日本語公演: 『四門出遊』
Japanese language performance: “The Journey Out of the Four Gates”
Discover the courage and vision of Siddhartha Gotama, the founder of Buddhism, as he left a life of wealth and privilege to seek the path to awakening.

All performances are free and open to the public. Please plan to attend!

Taiko for all ages

September 30, Taste of Taiko Workshop,  Ages: 8-110

Play taiko for a day! Saturday, September 30th 10 am- 12 pm
*Learn basics of how to hit the drum and play a simple song!
*2 hrs of solid fun!
Donation: $5

Or sign up for the Taiko “Full Meal Deal” Workshop starting Saturday, October 14th 10am-12pm and ending Saturday, Dec 16th
*16 hrs of taiko-taiko-taiko! Will meet Oct 14, 21, Nov 4, 11, 25, Dec 2, 9, 16
*Learn more basic technique, rhythms and play a song!
Donation: $65
Ages: 10-111
To reserve your spot for either workshop or answer any questions, please contact Donna Zumoto at
We’d like to see you there!