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.

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!

Summer Taiko Intensives – August 28-September 1

Our Summer Taiko Intensive series is fast approaching – 5 days of intensive study! A great way to learn a lot in a short amount of time. Register now!

This year, we are offering 6 different and exciting courses to choose from, featuring special guest instructors Kyosuke Suzuki from the Wakayama Shachu of Tokyo and Halla Huhm Foundation’s Mary-Jo Freshly (Korean changgo, hour-glass shaped drum), as well as TCP’s own Sean Shibata (Fukuoka) and Kenny Endo!

The 6 courses offered this summer are:

Kyosuke Suzuki
-Kagura Mai (shrine dance movement)
-Shimedaiko (Edobayashi Techniques for small rope-lashed drum)
-Yokobue (Japanese transverse bamboo flute)
Kenny Endo
-Beta Chuudaiko (upright taiko)
Mary Jo Freshley
-Korean Changgo (predecessor to “katsugi” sling drum)
Sean Shibata
-Japanese Festival Music

Check out our Course Descriptions for more information!


An Evening of Edo Sato Kagura – Featuring Kyosuke Suzuki

Presented by Izumo Taishakyo Mission, East-West Center Arts Program and Taiko Center of the Pacific. Supported in part by the Japan Foundation Los Angeles Office and Taiko Arts Center.

An Evening of Edo Sato Kagura – Shrine Music & Dance of Old Tokyo

Visiting artist Kyosuke Suzuki is from the Wakayama Shachu of Tokyo, a group recognized as an intangible cultural property by the Japan Ministry of Culture. He is acknowledged by many around the world as the top lion dancer of the Edo tradition.

He will be performing his art for one night only at Izumo Taishakyo Mission in downtown Honolulu on Saturday, September 2 at 6pm.

Saturday, September 2, 2017
6pm (doors open at 5:30)
Izumo Taishakyo Mission
215 N. Kukui St. Honolulu, HI 96817

This event is free, but reservations are required! Limited capacity, so reserve quickly!

Taiko Arts Center (TAC) is a 501c3 non-profit organization that promotes the art of taiko through education, preservation, innovation, and collaboration. TAC depends on donations, grants, and fundraising to support and present its programs such as the Edo Sato Kagura project. Donations of ANY amount are always welcome and are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law. Donate through the brownpapertickets link above or here.  Thank you for your consideration. It is greatly appreciated!