TCP’s Summer Session II resumes on Sunday, August 12th with all our regular classes. PLUS “Minyo (Japanese folk) Shamisen”

August 12 – September 6 (4 weeks)                                                                                                  Thursday classes will meet August 23, 30, Sept 6 ONLY   (3 weeks) (NO class on 8.16)

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The Summer Taiko (and Shamisen) Intensives in Hawaii was AWESOME!!!!

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!



MAHALO to all STI 2018 Participants who came from Near and Far! 





A big MAHALO to our sponsors!

Youth Scholarships

Taiko Center of the Pacific is excited to be able to offer FOUR 50% OFF Youth Scholarships for Sho’on Shibata’s Double Beta-Uchi course at this year’s Summer Taiko Intensive. These scholarships 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



PACIFIC CROSSING, a concert celebrating the 150th Anniversary of the “Gannenmono,” the first immigrants of Japanese descent to Hawaii in 1863 was a amazing success!  KUDOS to the Artists for their heartfelt input into creating a wonderful work of performance art honoring the “Gannenmono.”


And in Conjunction with STI, Don’t Miss…. 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)

Saturday, August 4  – 7:30pm
Sunday, August 5  – 2pm (includes a pre-concert talk)

Honolulu Museum of Art – Doris Duke Theatre
900 S Beretania Street
Honolulu, HI 96814

$30  Museum Members
$35  General Admission

Tickets on Sale NOW!

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