Come celebrate the Year of the Boar with Taiko Center of the Pacific at Market City (Kaimuki) on Saturday, January 26 at 10 am !
Taiko, Lion Dance, and lots of fireworks!

Already the year is moving fast….TCP Spring Session II starts February 17th. New “Katsugi” (shoulder slug drum) class will be on Sundays 3-3:55 pm with Sho’on Shibata. Check it out!

Taiko Arts Center Fundraisers: Give Aloha & Habilitat Christmas Trees!

Habilitat’s Christmas Tree Fundraiser 2017

TAC will once again be teaming up with Habilitat, for our annual Christmas tree fundraiser. We will be selling Christmas trees, from September to October, to raise money for educational & cultural programs. We need your help to make this fundraiser a success! Please share this wonderful opportunity with your family, friends and co-workers to ensure your family has a fresh Christmas tree or decoration for this coming holiday season!

Click here for an order form, or you may also visit Habilitat’s website and order online.

Make sure to credit Taiko Arts Center when ordering online.

Tree pickup is available Saturday, December 2nd at 6 convenient locations located around the island:
Central Middle School 1302 Queen Emma St, Honolulu
Waimalu Elementary 98-825 Moanalua Rd, Aiea
Koko Head Elementary 189 Lunalilo Home Rd, Hawaii Kai
Kalaheo High School 730 Iliaina St, Kailua
Mililani Waena Elementary 95-502 Kipapa Dr, Mililani
Kapolei location: tbd

Give Aloha is Foodland & Sack N Save’s Annual Community Matching Gifts Program.

Foodland will match all donations made to Taiko Arts Center at the Foodland or Sack N Save’s checkout counter. This is a great way to increase the value of your financial support.

Taiko Arts Center (TAC) is a 501(c)(3) federally approved tax-exempt non-profit organization that promotes the Japanese cultural art of taiko (Japanese drumming) and its related arts, locally, nationally, and internationally through education, support, preservation, collaboration, and innovation. TAC depends on fundraising, donations and grants to support it’s many projects. TAC has been a supporter of many Taiko Center of the Pacific projects as well, such as our fellowship program, Taiko Drum and Dance Concerts and Edo Sato Kagura. You can support TCP by donating to Taiko Arts Center!

Donate through “Give Aloha” at any checkout counter at Foodland OR Sack N Save stores!


TAC “Give Aloha” number is:  7846


Kenny Endo & Friends LIVE Performance in TOKYO!

Taiko Center of the Pacific’s Artistic Director, Kenny Endo, will perform at ”初秋” (Hatsu Aki), a special concert featuring Hiromitsu Agatsuma (Tsugaru shamisen), Kyosuke Suzuki (yokobue), Kiyohiko Senba (percussion/drum set), Kaori Takahashi (electric violin), and Hitoshi Hamada (vibraphone). ONE NIGHT ONLY at Jazz Club Someday in Shinjuku, Tokyo!

Two different sets on September 19th:

If you happen to be in Japan at this time, check it out!

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)

Happy Holidays!

TCP’s 23rd Annual Bonenkai (end of the year party) was a great success!
Thank you to ALL for being a part of our greater TCP Ohana!
Thank you for your help and support throughout the year.
Best Wishes to All for a happy, healthy, and prosperous new year!


Kenny and Chizuko Endo
Taiko Center of the Pacific