“Sharing the Spirit of Aloha” Award

Kenny and Chizuko Endo are to be honored by the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii with the “Sharing the Spirit of Aloha” award on June 17, 2017 at the JCCH’s Annual Gala at the Hilton Hawaiian Village! Please support the Endos and join in the celebration of their many years of helping to promote, perpetuate, and popularize the art of taiko!

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Upcoming – Taiko Drum and Dance Hana Hou Concerts!

TAC is honored to be awarded with the Mayor’s Office of Culture and the Arts Production Grant for the “Taiko Drum and Dance Hana Hou” project. “Pacific” and “Ripples in Space” is a collaboration between composer Kenny Endo and choreographers Peling Kao and Noenoelani Zuttermeister. The University of Hawaii Department of Theatre and Dance will present “Taiko Drum and Dance Hana Hou” performances during the first three weekends in November 2017.

Save the dates!

Kahilu Quintet – Kenny Endo Contemporary Ensemble Concert

Kenny Endo  – (taiko, set, odaiko)
Abe Lagrimas, Jr – (vibes, ukulele, drumset)
Todd Yukumoto – (saxophone, flute)
Yi-Chieh Lai – (guzheng)
Patrick Oiye – (tsugaru shamisen)

A rare opportunity to see this eclectic group in a beautiful and intimate setting! Originally formed to celebrate Endo’s 40th Anniversary Concert Tour on the Big Island of Hawaii, this is an upbeat unique ensemble. Not to be missed!

Sunday,  May 21  –  6 pm
Shingon Shu Hawaii Temple
915 Sheridan Street, Honolulu

Tickets Online:
$20 General Admission
$15 seniors 65+, military and students (with a valid ID)
$12 youth to age 17
At-the-Door Admission:
$23 (all tickets, limited availability)

Tickets ON SALE NOW via brownpapertickets.com.




TCP Summer Taiko Intensives-Aug 28-Sept 1 (5 days) – SAVE the DATE!

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Special guest instructors Kyosuke Suzuki from the Wakayama Shachu of TokyoHalla Huhm Foundation’s Mary-Jo Freshly (Korean chango” sling drum), Sean Shibata (Fukuoka), and Kenny Endo!


Kyosuke Suzuki (Tokyo) – shime daiko, fue, Kagura Mai basics
Sean Shibata (Fukuoka) – festival music of Japan
Mary-Jo Freshly (Honolulu) – Korean chango (predecessor to the sling drum/katsugi drum)
Kenny Endo (Honolulu) – odaiko

5 days of intensive study in Hawaii’s Taiko Center of the Pacific


August 28 – September 1 (M-F)