TCP closes until April 5…

The situation with coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to develop and we have been monitoring the situation around the clock.

Everyone’s health and safety is of utmost importance. We apologize for this late notice but Taiko Center of the Pacific (TCP) has decided to cancel all classes until April 5. Spring Session II will thus become a 3-week session rather than the planned 6-week session. Students who have already paid the full tuition for Spring Session II will receive a refund for half the session. If you choose to withdraw for the rest of Spring II, you will be refunded less the first week of classes. If you decide to withdraw for the rest of this session, please email:

We plan to resume classes on April 5 however, we will reassess the situation as the date draws nearer.

We sincerely apologize for this sudden and late notice but felt this was in the best interest of all at this time of uncertainty. We thank you for your kokua and understanding.


Taiko Center of the Pacific


Nice & Easy – Sundays 5-5:55 pm starting Sun, April 26 Spring Session III

Katsugi OkedoMondays 8-8:55 pm starting Mon, April 20 Spring Session III

H.I.T. Club – Tuesdays 5:15-6:10 pm starting Tues, April 7 (2 weeks) then continuing every session thereafter. DROP INs OK!!!

High Intensity Taiko Club aka H.I.T. Club – This class is for those who are looking to get fit and work up a sweat from playing taiko! Great for “drop-ins” and those who prefer more hands-on practice. No experience necessary, but don’t forget to bring your water!

Historic HERbeat Concert Ordway Theatre, St Paul

Saturday, February 29, 2020 at the Ordway Theatre in St Paul, MN.
Amazing artists from JAPAN (Chieko Kojima, Kaoly Asano, Mayumi Hashimoto, Mizue Yamada, Anna Sato), CANADA (Naomi Gilbert, Aki TenTen, Heidi Chan), and the UNITED STATES (Jenn Weir, PJ Hirabayashi, Tiffany Tamaribuchi, Iris Shiraishi, Michelle Fujii, Megan Chow Smith, Yurika Chiba, Yeeman Mui, Diana, Wu, Chizuko Endo). Amazing audience members from Italy, England, Canada, all across the US. HERbeat will go down in History HERstory.

“Yamamba de Ko’olau” (Wandering Female Mountain Spirit) by Chizuko Endo will be transformed!
with Kaoly Asano (Gocoo) as the ancient Yamamba and Chieko Kojima (Kodo, Hanayui) as the newly Empowered One!
Hope you got your tickets because the 1900 seat HERbeat concert is SOLD OUT!
HERbeat is a Celebration of the Female SPIRIT in TAIKO! 

Many thanks to Jenn Weir and Tiffany Tamaribuchi for your vision, Emma Valentine, and everyone at Enso Daiko for your hard work and support!

The Beat must go on…

While TCP took a break from teaching classes, many of us were busy repairing the drums for the use by our students. Ronen Zilberman came down to help capture some of the TCP Ohana hard at work! Thank you Ronen (and Erica!)!!!

While you are at it….check out some photos taken at Bonenkai 2019