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Born in Osaka, Japan, identical twin brothers Ryohei and Kohei Inoue joined Ondekoza (the world’s most renowned taiko group) right after their high school graduation and quickly became its core members. In 2000, the twins graduated Ondekoza and formed AUN, named after the twin Buddha statues in Todaiji temple in Nara, Japan’s ancient capitol. The “A” statue represents the beginning of the universe and looks as if he inhales. “UN” represents the end of the universe and looks like he exhales. “A” and “UN” means the beginning and the end in Japanese.

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<i>JAPAN! culture + hyperculture</i>: Moon Viewing Celebration 9/28/07: JAPAN! culture + hyperculture: Moon Viewing Celebration

The public on sale date for JAPAN! culture + hyperculture is marked by a festive Otsukimi (Japanese moon-viewing) evening featuring a special Millennium Stage performance of “Trancework” and “Eternal Now” by shodo performing artist Koji Kakinuma, accompanied by the taiko group AUN. The event will take place outside under the full moon.

JAPAN! culture + hyperculture: Moon Viewing Celebration

The public on sale date for JAPAN! culture + hyperculture is marked by a festive Otsukimi (Japanese moon-viewing) evening featuring a special Millennium Stage performance of “Trancework” and “Eternal Now” by shodo performing artist Koji Kakinuma, accompanied by the taiko group AUN. The event will take place outside under the full moon.

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