Updated Dec. 8, 2014 (Pretend you didn't miss a thing! Go to our News & Perf page archive.)

We come skidding to a stop at the end of the year, finishing off an amazing series of performances and programs: All Souls Procession & Finale, Full Moon Folktales at Yume Japanese Gardens, Tucson Marathon and a bunch of school end-of-semester concerts.

If you missed the 25th All Souls Procession Finale Rite, you can see it on Vimeo.

Mark your calendars for Jan. 10, when we will host the Southern AZ Japanese Cultural Coalition's 2nd Annual Tucson Mochitsuki (rice pounding celebration) at our studio, Rhythm Industry Performance Factory, 1013 S. Tyndall

Remember to make your end of year school tax credit donations. This year, we're directing folks to send their donations to Prince, Van Buskirk and Howell Elementary Schools. Email us for more information.

Our next All Ages Recreational Class starts on Jan. 17... 2015!!!!

Karen & Rome provided music
for Theatre 3's telling of the
belove folktale, Kaguya Hime

Image of Kaguya Hime production

Upcoming Events

Date Location Event Time


Rhythm Industry
1013 S. Tyndall

All Ages Recreational Taiko (AART). The next 5-week session begins Jan. 17. See a list of weekly classes and rehearsals, all of which are open for observation.


  Students' end of semester concert at Prince Elementary School 9am & 6:30pm


1013 S. Tyndall Southern AZ Japanese Cultural Coalition's 2nd Annual Tucson Mochitsuki. Enjoy rice pounding demos, mochi tasting, Japanese games, origami, and music by Odaiko Sonora, singer Yuki Ibuki, and others. Raffle every hour. General Admission: $5 (children 5 and under are free). See the Mochitsuki Facebook page 11am–


  Next AART class begins, running through Feb 14  

  2/21 &

Heritage Square, Phoenix The 31st Arizona Matsuri. A must see for those interested in things Japanese! Odaiko Sonora's 9th year performing. Don your yukata, grab your higasa, and join us for two days of fun! Free!  


  The following are tentative dates:  


  Opening Minds Through the Arts end of year Showcase  


  Children's Day at Yume Japanese Gardens  


Odaiko Sonora is a 501(c)3 arts education agency supported in part by your tax dollars, granted through Arizona Commission on the Arts (with funding from the State of Arizona and the National Endowment for the Arts) and the Tucson Pima Arts Council (with funding from the City of Tucson and Pima County). Partial funding also comes from individiuals and corporations through the Ralph L. Smith Foundation, Target, Toyota and Friends of Odaiko Sonora. Thank you for making us possible!

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