|Photo: Raymond Yuen|
Jun Daiko, based in Mountain View, CA, takes its name from the Japanese character used in the phrase "Meguri ai," which means "a fortuitous, chance meeting."
Jun Dako was founded by a gathering of friends practicing taiko toghether at the Mountain View Buddhist Temple in 2005. Jun Daiko draws upon the experiences of its members, who have performed together in various combinations with the Kenny Endo Taiko Ensemble, Stanford Taiko, Zenshin Daiko, and Kona Daifukuji Taiko.
In addition to public performances, Jun Daiko supports the taiko program at the Mountain View Buddhist Temple, teaching classes for youth and adults.
2009 will be Jun Daiko's ShastaYama premier.