Anime Iowa in Des Moines and Bon Odori Workshop

This event returns to Des Moines, Iowa at the Iowa Event Center from July 13 - July 15. Soten Taiko will be doing a Taiko performance on July 13. The following day, you can attended the following panel hosted by Tanis Sotelo, co-founder of Soten Taiko at the Family Programming Panel.

A select list of activities by day, as follows:

July 14

  • 11:30 a.m - Introduction to Taiko
  • 1:00 p.m. - Small drum workshop
  • 6:00 p.m. - Bon Odori workshop

July 15, 2018

  • 10:30 a.m. - Introduction to Japanese mask

Please to check out the Kyudo (Japanese Long Bow Archery) demonstration on Saturday, July 14 at 2:30pm. For more information, visit

Bon Odori workshop in Ames Public Library

Join JASI for a Bon Odori (Japanese Folk Dance) workshop at Thursday, August 23 at 6pm. The workshop is free and open to anyone who want to learn popular Japanese folk dances that are danced in Bon Festivals in Japan and the United States.

Tanis Sotelo
Soten Taiko co-founder