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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

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!!!

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

Kakaako Agoura Indoor Park – Fri June 19 6 pm

June 17th, 2015

Join Taiko Center of the Pacific at the Kakaako Agoura Indoor Park
441 Cooke Street, x from Fisher Hawaii Office Supplies.
Agoura is on the Diamond Head side of Fisher.
FREE performance by Taiko Center of the Pacific youth and adult performing ensembles!

North American Taiko Conference – LAS VEGAS

June 11th, 2015

See you all SOON at NATC in Vegas!!!

June 11-14!!!

TCP Summer Taiko Intensives July 20-24 (Honolulu)

May 19th, 2015

Join Us this Summer for a 5-day taiko intensive with Kenny Endo and guest instructor
Shoji Kameda from On Ensemble and KaDon!
“Chudaiko Basics”
“Lion Chant”
“Soloing and Improvisation”

Also, two special workshops with Masato Baba of TaikoProject and On Ensemble in August!

Information on short-term low cost housing and shuttle service available upon
Registration: OR 808-737-7236
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Taiko Center of the Pacific Fellowship 2015-2016

February 12th, 2015
A great opportunity to study with Kenny Endo and Taiko Center of the Pacific
a one-year scholarship to study traditional and contemporary taiko in Honolulu!

Application deadline:  May 2

Download Application Form

Link to Fellowship Homepage

Kenny Endo & Kaoru Watanabe and NEO

February 11th, 2015

CONVERGENCE revisited!
Wednesday, February 11
Shapeshifter Lab
18 Whitwell Place, Brooklyn, NY 11215
(646) 820-9452

Kenny Endo celebrates 40 years of TAIKO!!!

January 28th, 2015

2015 marks the 40th year of Kenny Endo performing, composing, and teaching taiko.
Concert tours are planned for Fall 2015 and Spring 2016. If you are interested to present a concert to help celebrate this momentous occasion, please contact:
Karen Fischer at:

This January, we’ve been happy to have 5 students from Oberlin College Taiko spend their
Winter Interim with us at Taiko Center of the Pacific!
To Leah, Jesse, Will, Miles, and Jason: We’ve enjoyed your presence and input!

Looking forward to the Eastern Taiko Conference coming up February 13-15 at Cornell University! See you all soon!

Will Halimou, Miles Ginoza, Leah Wood, Jason Ihm, and Jesse Wiener from Oberlin College Taiko were in residency at Taiko Center of the Pacific in January! and Tanya Downer from Shin Daiko visits for the winter! Their input and energy was awesome!


January 1st, 2015



Happy New Year!  Best Wishes for a great 2015!