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taiko, eyebrows

March 31, 2005

This weekend broke previous records for prolonged taiko playing. On Sunday night, the taiko group did a concert / workshop in an elementary school on the mainland. We practiced from 10am until 6pm, with a few half-hour breaks, and then played for an hour. On Monday morning just about every muscle in my body hurt.

Back on the island, the third year Junior High School students graduated a couple of weeks ago, and within days most of them had virtually shaved their eyebrows off. Eyebrows shaved to a needle-fine line is a fashion that goes against school rules, so it seems most of the kids had been waiting for graduation to remove those pesky eyebrows. Ach well, at least this year, unlike last year, none of them have gone for a mullet.

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