Affiliated Coursework
  • HIS 334: History of Ethnicity and Race in the United States

  • HIS 371:Japan from Antiquity to 1300

  • HIS 377: Japan from 1300 to 1800

  • HIS 378: Japan from 1800 to Present

  • HIS 393: Special Topic- Age of the Samurai

  • HIS 479: Pacific World in Transition since the 19th Century

Extra Curricular Activities 

Friday, September 12, 2014
Happenings, 1st Floor UCEN, 4:30pm


Nagata Shachu

Friday, October 10, 2014, 7:00 p.m.

Nagata Shachu based in Toronto, Canada, has enthralled audiences with its mesmerizing and heart-pounding performances of the Japanese dur (taiko) since its formation in 1998. The group has toured widely throughout Canada, the US and Italy performing in theatres, concert halls, and major music festivals.

While rooted in the folk drumming traditons of Japan, the ensemble's principal aim is to rejuvenate this ancient art form by producing innovative and exciting music that seeks to create a new voice for the taiko. Taking it's name from founder Kiyoshi Nagata and the Japanese word shachu meaning group, Nagata Shachu, has become renowned for its exacting, straightforward yet physically demanding performances as well as for its diverse repertoire. Their playing is the combination of unbounded spirit and passion with the highest levels of musicianship and discipline. The result is an unforgettable experience that is both powerful in expression and heartfelt in its sincerity.

Featuring an arsenal of taiko, bamboo flutes, the three-stringed shamisen and an array of gongs, cymbals, shakers and wood blocks, Nagata Shachu will take you on a musical journey beyond all borders.