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HAPPY NEW YEAR! 新年おめでとうございます!

Thursday, January 7th, 2016

Wishing you a Happy, Healthy, and Prosperous New Year!
May there be PEACE in the world!




Saturday, December 12th, 2015



SOKA University Performing Arts Center

Saturday, November 21st, 2015

Kenny Endo’s 40th Anniversary Celebration Concert Tour
Last performance for the Fall 2015 Tour is
8 pm Saturday, November 21
Soka Performing Arts Center in Aliso Viejo
1 University Drive, Aliso Viejo, CA 92656
Tickets: $39–$29 949-480-4278

The 40th Anniversary Celebration Concert Tour resumes in 2016
to such places as Kahilu Theatre (Big Island of Hawaii), Japan America/Aratani Theatre (Los Angeles), Connecticut, Massachusetts,
New York, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Ohio, Illinois, and more….

TEN TEN 40th Anniversary Celebration continues!

Friday, October 23rd, 2015

Kenny Endo, Hitoshi Hamada (vibraphone), Kaoru Watanabe (bamboo flute) continue the Celebration Fall 2015!
Performances in Kent, WA; Portland; OR, Dunsmuir, CA; Folsom, CA; Tokyo; Santa Fe, NM; Albuquerque, NM; Grass Valley, AZ; and Aliso Viejo, CA
For details, our calendar page!


“TEN TEN” 40th Anniversary Celebration Concert

Monday, August 24th, 2015

October 10, 2015, 7pm
Hawaii Theatre
1130 Bethel Street, Honolulu
Tickets: $20-$60, 808-528-0506

Any questions, please contact:

SPECIAL packages available with Tax-deductible donations to Taiko Arts Center. (Before 10/8)

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2015 Nisei Week Parade Marshall

Thursday, August 13th, 2015

Kenny Endo – 2015 Nisei Week Parade Marshall!!!
Sunday August 16 5:30 pm
Nisei Week Grand Parade, Little Tokyo
If you are planning to visit Little Tokyo, visit Miles Endo’s public work of art dedicated to pioneer and social activist Sei Fujii. Former publisher of the Kashu Mainichi who was instrumental in overturning the Asian Land Law.
Location:  2nd Street entrance to Japanese Village Plaza in Little Tokyo, Los Angeles

Special Workshop with Masato Baba

Monday, August 3rd, 2015

“Develop a fun Midare Taiko Solo”
Aug 10 (Monday) 5-7pm $35

“Movement for Taiko Drumming”
Aug 11 (Tuesday) 7-9pm $35

Click here for more workshops information; or

CLICK HERE For registration and online payment


Summer Session II (4 weeks) is starting on Aug 4, 2015. Please email for registration! or click here for more information.


Thursday, July 30th, 2015

logo-joy-of-sakeThe JOY of SAKE
Kenny Endo & Taiko Center of the Pacific perform
Pre-Door Opening – Come EARLY & Enjoy the Drumming!
Hawaii Convention Center
With a record 391 ultra premium sakes to taste + 21 top restaurants,
an expanded “Izakaya Alley”, Japan’s Miss Sake, namazake bar, crafters, music, Taiko Center of the Pacific and more!
The Kahala Hotel & Resort, Halekulani, Chef Chai, The Pig & The Lady, Morimoto Waikiki, Cakeworks, Highway Inn, Doraku, MW Restaurant, Chez Kenzo, and MORE!
Tickets: $95; $105 at the door

Folk & Traditional Arts Master-Apprenticeship

Wednesday, July 15th, 2015

Heartfelt MAHALO to the Hawai’i State Foundation on Culture and the Arts (HSFCA) for its support of Kenny Endo and Taiko Center of the Pacific Performing Ensemble’s “Traditional Festival Music of Old Tokyo” project in 2016-2017. With this grant, “the HFSCA acknowledges Endo’s contribution in perpetuating a tradition that is an important part of Hawaii’s cultural heritage.”
The “Traditional Festival Music of Old Tokyo” program is supported by the Hawai’i State Foundation on Culture and the Arts, celebrating its 50th anniversary, through appropriations from the Legislature of the State of Hawai’i and by the National Endowment for the Arts.”

Summer Taiko Intensives July 20-24!!!

Thursday, June 25th, 2015

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with Kenny Endo and Shoji Kameda

Don’t miss the opportunity for the short-term taiko intensives!
Click here to Summer Taiko Intensive page for more details

Also available for youth (age 5-10) and family (age 3-5 with parent/familiar adult)

Click here to Taiko FUNdamentals for more details

CLICK HERE For Online Registration