Taiko Center of the Pacific (TCP), a school of traditional and contemporary Japanese drumming in Honolulu, Hawai’i, was established in 1994 by Kenny and Chizuko Endo to preserve traditional Japanese drumming and to create new music for taiko. TCP offers classes in taiko drumming to the general public year round for all ages and all skill levels. Since its inception, thousands of children and adults have studied kumidaiko, or ensemble drumming, at Taiko Center of the Pacific. Students learn basic form, technique, practice pieces, and cultural customs associated with the art form. TCP is proud of its highly qualified instructors with Kenny Endo serving as Artistic Director.


A one-year scholarship to study traditional and contemporary taiko in Honolulu, Hawai’i. The 2022-2023 Fellowship begins mid-to-late 2022 (start date flexible). Application deadline is May 2, 2022.