The San Diego Ramen Festival entertainment will be a variety of cultural and modern performances that will have our audience Go Ramen Crazy!
5:00 PM – VIP Hour Begins
5:30 PM – Shino-B-Boyz
6:00 PM – Genbu Daiko
6:30 PM – Shofukan Kendo Dojo
6:55 PM – Mochi Cafe
7:25 PM – La Jolla Taiko
8:00 PM – San Diego Kimono Club
8:30 PM – Naruwan Taiko
8:45 PM – Ramen Finals
Genbu Daiko of San Diego, is the newest taiko team to San Diego and was founded by Noel Garcia in August of 2015. Noel has more than 20 years of taiko experience as a performer, freelancer, composer and educator in both America and Japan.
The group is composed of dedicated, seasoned performers, and Genbu’s goal is to teach and share the artform of taiko in hopes of spreading creativity and passion throughout the community.
They offer community and training classes so if you’re interested in learning the art of taiko with them, please feel free to look for Noel at the end of the show for more information.
San Diego Kimono club was formed in 2013. The members are all volunteers who love Japanese culture and want to carry on their Japanese heritage. They especially love wearing kimonos and have been invited to many different occasions to put on Kimono Shows. The kimonos are very special garments and some members have worn ones that are over one hundred years old. Some kimonos have been passed down from their grandmothers and their mothers. It is a beautiful family legacy.
La Jolla Taiko is a community-based group comprised of members of all ages and backgrounds. The group has developed a base in traditional taiko artistry and spirit, and infused that with influences from a wide range of contemporary and world music. La Jolla Taiko enjoys adding new instruments to the ensemble and experimenting with new grooves and musical timing.
Outside of Japan the word “taiko” or “wa-daiko’” (“Japanese drum” in Japanese) is often used to refer to any of the various Japanese drums and to the relatively recent art-form of ensemble taiko drumming, which is sometimes called more specifically “kumi-daiko.” Taiko drumming is a combination of percussion, dance and martial arts mixed with power, speed and synchronous movement…resulting in an awe-inspiring experience.
Mochi Cafe is an event based maid cafe in San Diego, California, founded by Andrea Cash and Stephanie Moore on August 16th, 2009.
Inspired by the maid cafes in Akihabara, Japan, Mochi Cafe entertains guests through games, dance, and song.
Unlike the traditional black and white attire, maids and butlers of Mochi Cafe bring a colorful and unique brand of cultural entertainment for all ages.
Naruwan Taiko was founded in 2008 by Diana Wu in the city of San Diego. The organization practices “taiko,” a style of drumming from Japan that was traditionally used in battlefields or festivals. The name of the organization is derived from the language of the Ami tribe in Taiwan and is a greeting that means “welcome” or “home.” Thus, the name embodies Naruwan Taiko’s mission to be a place where people from all backgrounds and experiences can connect, and together produce a powerful sound and united energy on the taiko.
Naruwan Taiko has taught classes and provided high-energy performances all around San Diego for the past decade and is in the process of building a full-fledged taiko center for the community. Along with a focus on technique and musicality, the group is most known for encouraging students and performing members to discover that extra energy inside all of them and to combine their energies to produce a truly riveting presence during practice and on stage. Naruwan Taiko is currently in its tenth year of bringing taiko to San Diego and believes that this is the year incredible things are going to happen!
Shinobi, otherwise referred to as “ninja” in the English translation of Naruto, are the primary focus and the main military power in the animated series. Most come from a hidden village, of which some come from specialized ninja clans, and will perform missions for a fee. At the Ramen Festival, watch these surprise Shino-B Boys show us their dance moves in a special mission of entertaining you!
We are Shofukan Kendo Dojo, centrally based in La Jolla, California. Our mission is to promote the very traditional yet unique sport of Kendo, which is one of few martial arts that spars at full speed and full strength with no punches pulled.
We are a non-profit club. All volunteer run. 5th Dan All US Kendo Federation instructors. Our members ranges from 6 to 60 years in age. As a community club, we are open to everyone from beginners to advanced, with no experience necessary. Check them out at www.facebook.com/groups/shofukan and www.shofukankendo.com
Stay tuned to our website and our facebook page for updates and news!