Kazoku. This word means "family." You'll be thanked on our website and Enews AND we'll write your message, including the names of those you wish to remember on one of the toro nagashi paper lanterns. In the Sonoran Desert version of this beautiful Japanese obon tradition, the lanterns will be passed from the stage area out through the crowd on the night of the All Souls Procession Finale.
Water Carrier. Water is an essential element of life just as your support is essential to this project. To thank you, we'll honor you with all Villager rewards AND you'll get a copy of our musical folktale, Asako the Girl Who Saved Her Village (now in it's 3rd printing!).
Storyteller. Our stories are an essential part of community life just as your support is essential to this project. To thank you, we'll honor you with all Villager rewards AND you'll get a classic "speak softly and play a big drum" Odaiko Sonora t-shirt.
Healer. Studies show giving feels good in the body. This level proves it. In thanks, you'll be thanked as a Village member AND receive a foot-roller massager lovingly crafted from a genuine Odaiko Sonora retired bachi (drumstick).
Gatherer of Tribes 1: A basic human need is to share experience. You'll be thanked as a Villager AND get a 1-hour custom taiko workshop at our studio for your friends and family. (some scheduling limitations may apply)
Voice of the Kami 1. Our gratitude will come to you as a Villager AND you get a "pony" taiko hand-crafted by Karen, Odaiko Sonora's co-director and lead drum builder. This is a real taiko that can be played like any other performance instrument. It measures 17" high with 14" diameter head. making it quite easy to transport for all your drumming needs :) Shipping costs may incur additional charge.