Its going to be an AWESOME SUMMER in Hawaii! – Summer Taiko Intensives 2018!

Taiko Center of the Pacific’s 16th Annual Summer Taiko Intensives
July 30-August 3  – FIVE DAYS of TAIKO in HAWAII with a stellar cast of instructors!  Discounts for 3 or more courses ends May 2. Register Now!

A big MAHALO to our sponsors:



Youth Scholarships

Taiko Center of the Pacific is excited to be able to offer FOUR Youth Scholarships for Sho’on Shibata’s Double Beta-Uchi course at this year’s Summer Taiko Intensive. These scholarship were made possible thanks to the generous support of the Dr. Ric Fund for Education, Arts and Culture of the Hawai’i Community Foundation!

To apply, please fill out the application and email it to


Upcoming Concert: Pacific Crossings – 150th Anniversary of “Gannenmono”

Pacific Crossings, a collaboration of Japanese and Hawaiian artists.

Celebrating the 150th anniversary of the “Gannenmono,” the first immigrants from Japan to Hawaii in 1868

Hiromitsu Agatsuma  (Tsugaru shamisen)
Chieko Kojima   (dance, taiko)
Kenny Endo  (taiko, bamboo flute)

With special guests:
Yosuke Oda  (taiko)
Noel Okimoto   (drumset, vibraphone, percussion)

Tickets on Sale NOW!

Supported in part by:

2018-2019 TCP Fellowship Recipients

Taiko Center of the Pacific is pleased to announce the 2018-2019 TCP Fellowship Recipients. This year, we have accepted FOUR new Fellows!

They are:  Marley Kirton (Providence, RI), Elizabeth Mager (St Louis, MO), Allison Eckardt (Phoenix, AZ), and William Welsh (Honolulu, HI).

We look forward to drumming together and welcoming them to Hawaii!