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 Ringtaro Tateishi, artistic director of the School of Taiko, leads a class for beginners at Bellevue College. Taiko, a Japanese style of drumming, is more of a physical workout than you’d expect.
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Ringtaro Tateishi, artistic director of the School of Taiko, leads a class for beginners at Bellevue College. Taiko, a Japanese style of drumming, is more of a physical workout than you’d expect.

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Taiko drumming is loud, fun and a real workout. In fact, this class at Bellevue College began with warm-ups: stretches side to side, spinal twists and shoulder rotations.

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