224 Mitchell Hall
West Chester, PA 19383
Dr. Mahmoud Amer
Acting Chair July 2016-June 2017
WCU Japanese program hosts Tamagawa University drummers.
This year WCU received again the visit of the Tamagawa University drummers. Nearly 30 drummers and dancers from Tamagawa University, Japan, made a return appearance on our campus for an athletic and graceful performance that included thundering Taiko drumming and Japanese folkloric dance. As one of the top-ranking taiko groups in Japan, their amazing stage show has received rave reviews from the New York Times and other media. With growing numbers of fans every year, they returned to the U.S. to perform at the Cherry Blossom Festivals in Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. The event was sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Affairs. Our Japanese instructor, Naoko Rotunno, and a group of WCU Japanese students welcomed the Tamagawa troupe and took them on a tour of our campus during their stay at WCU.