Foodland’s “Give Aloha” EXTENDED until SUNDAY, October 3, 2021. Please Give Aloha!

“Give Aloha”, Foodland’s Annual Community Matching Gifts Program, was created in 1999 to honor Foodland’s founder, Maurice J. “Sully” Sullivan to continue his legacy of giving back to the community.

Through Sunday, October 3rd, customers can donate up to $249 to their favorite non-profit organization and Foodland will match a portion of your donation.  This is a great way to increase the value of your donation.  This year, Foodland will match each donation with at least $250,000 for all organizations combined.  The matching gift will be divided proportionately among all participating organizations. 

Taiko Arts Center (TAC), a 501c3 non-profit organization, participates in the “Give Aloha” program. TAC is a major supporter of many TCP programs and activities, such as:
-Providing scholarships for the Taiko Center of the Pacific Fellows
-Providing support for the reskinning of all taiko used by TCP students
-Providing support to several TCP programs, workshops, performances and concerts, some of which include: the 2021 “AME, Tears of the Earth” virtual concert, the Summer Taiko Intensives, the 2013 and 2017 “Taiko Drum and Dance” concerts, and many collaborative performances with local and visiting artists.

All of these programs are made possible thanks to TAC’s continued support. The next time you shop at Foodland this month, please consider making a donation to TAC. TAC’s Give Aloha code is 78462.

How to donate with Give Aloha:
You must have a Maika’i card in order for Foodland to make the matching gift.  Donations made without a Maika’i card will not be matched.  If you do not have a Maika’i card, you can simply apply for one at the cash register.  The Maika’i card also gives you great discounts at Foodland supermarkets.  Just tell the cashier that you want to make a “Give Aloha” donation to Taiko Arts Center.

More ways to donate this September:
1.  Donate your My Rewards ($5 donation)
2.  Purchase a Give Aloha tote by Punky Aloha
3.  Place an online grocery order for delivery or curbside pickup and make your donation:
-Add your donation amount to your cart
-At checkout, please indicate “Taiko Arts Center” and our code “78462” in the “item notes box”

For more information on Give Aloha, please visit Foodland’s website.

Mahalo for your support!

Join us online for some upcoming July Events!

We would like to share some upcoming online performances and workshops in the latter half of July! Please spread the word, and join us if you are able!

This masked crew will play on July 20 for Musical Mondays!

Monday, July 20
Musical Mondays
9:30 am
Japan Foundation Los Angeles
LIVE broadcast from Honolulu featuring
Kenny Endo and Taiko Center of the Pacific (Kenny Endo, Chizuko Endo, Sho’on Shibata, Elizabeth Mager)

Just go to JFLA’s Facebook page ( (You don’t need to have a Facebook account, just click the link above.)
*If you miss it, you can find it later on JF LA’s FB or our YouTube channel.

Friday, July 24
10:00 am
“The Art of Taiko,” a lecture/demonstration by Kenny Endo and Taiko Center of the Pacific
ZOOM Broadcast by Outreach College, University of Hawaii
Presented by AARP (American Association of Retired Persons)
JOIN the webinar:
Password: 431311

Friday, July 24
1 pm (Hawaii time); 4 pm (Pacific time)
Part II of a 2-part series class on ASL (American Sign Language) for TAIKO
Join nationally certified interpreter Inga Park-Okuna as she introduces American Sign Language useful to the taiko instructor.
Fee: $20 or donation (2 day course = $30)
ZOOM Register at:

Thursday, July 30
6:30 pm
“The Art of Taiko,” a lecture/demonstration by Kenny Endo and Taiko Center of the Pacific
ZOOM Broadcast by Outreach College, University of Hawaii
Presented by Manoa Public Library
For information about the performance visit, or call 808-956-8246.


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!