Past performances

Recycled Arts Festival
Sunday, June 24, 10:30 a.m.
Esther Short Park
Vancouver, Washington

Soter Vineyards, Summer Solstice
Saturday, June 23
Carlton, Oregon

Lewis and Clark Reunion Weekend
Friday, June 22
Portland, Oregon

Twality Middle School
Wednesday, June 13
Portland, Oregon

Rose Festival Starlight Parade
Saturday, June 2, 9:00 p.m.
Downtown Portland from Burnside/9th to Lincoln High School
Portland, Oregon
We’re thrilled to be relaunching our festival cart at this year’s Starlight Parade! Grab your beach chairs, find a spot along the parade route, and take part in this free, fun-filled Portland tradition!

Gemini Rising
Thursday, May 24, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.
Clinton Street Theater, 2522 SE Clinton Street
Portland, Oregon

Japan-America Society of Oregon
Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.
Castaway, 1900 NW 18th Avenue
Portland, Oregon

Lan Su Chinese Garden
Saturday, May 19, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.
239 NW Everett Street
Portland, Oregon

Saturday, May 12, 2018 at 3:15 p.m.
PCC Cascade, Moriarty Stage
Portland, Oregon

Clark College’s Sakura Matsuri
Thursday, April 19, 2018 at 3:00 p.m.
Clark College, Gaiser Hall
Portland, Oregon

Asian New Year, Education for Chinese Orphans
Sunday, March 4, 2018 at 2:00 p.m.
Bend, Oregon

Asian Celebration
Sunday, February 18, 2018 at 1:30 p.m.
Lane Events Center
Eugene, Oregon


It’s a new year, which means Portland’s Mochitsuki is right around the corner! PORTLAND TAIKO will be performing in PSU’s Smith Ballroom on Sunday, January 28 at 1:30 p.m. We’ll share the stage with a great lineup of performers and hope to see you there! 

And if you are volunteer-minded, please consider joining the Mochitsuki volunteer team! Free admission to the event for all volunteers! For more information and to register, please visit:

Bonenkai (End-of-Year Party)
Friday, December 1 at 7:00 p.m.
Portland, Oregon


Sunday, January 28, 2018 at 1:30 p.m.
Smith Memorial Student Union, PSU Campus at 1825 SW Broadway
Portland, Oregon

Sunday, October 29, 4:00 p.m.
Oregon Convention Center at 777 NE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Portland, Oregon

NW Public Employee Diversity Conference
Tuesday, October 24, 8:00 a.m.
Oregon Convention Center at 777 NE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Portland, Oregon

Oregon Symphony, Sounds of Home, “American Voices”
Friday, October 13, 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.
Wieden+Kennedy Atrium at 224 NW 13th Avenue
Portland, Oregon
Portland Taiko is excited to team with the Oregon Symphony in their “Sounds of Home” program exploring Portland’s relationship with immigration and the influence of the immigrant experience on local arts and culture. We can’t wait to share the stage with Milagro, Edna Vazquez, Oregon Catholic Charities, and OR Symphony musicians and staff.

Saturday, September 30, 7:00 p.m.
PCC Sylvania, Performing Art Center at 12000 Southwest 49th Avenue
Portland, Oregon
Portland Taiko is pleased to present TAIKO TOGETHER featuring four Portland-based taiko groups together on one stage! Portland Taiko, Takohachi, En Taiko, and Unit Souzou will join together on Saturday, September 30 at PCC Sylvania, The Performing Arts Center for a rousing evening of group performances, special collaborations between the ensembles, and a commissioned finale for all four groups, written by former Portland Taiko performer Kristy Oshiro. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to see and hear our city’s finest taiko groups in one setting! For wheelchair-accessible seats and general inquiries, please contact Portland Taiko at (503) 288-2456 or

Oregon Symphony Opening Night, Prelude
Saturday, September 16, 6:45 p.m.
Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall Lobby
Portland, Oregon
Portland Taiko opens Opening Night for the OR Symphony! We’re thrilled to perform in the lobby as guests enter for an evening featuring George Takei.

OMSI Solar Eclipse Viewing Party [SOLD OUT]
Monday, August 21, 6:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Oregon State Fairgrounds
Salem, Oregon

Oregon Nikkei Community Picnic
Sunday, August 20, 12:00 p.m.
Oaks Park at 7805 SE Oaks Park Way
Portland, Oregon

Beloved: Sacred Art and Music Festival
Saturday, August 12, 2:30 p.m.
Tidewater Falls, Oregon
Directions to be posted here.

Remembering Hiroshima and Nagasaki
Wednesday, August 9, 6:00 p.m.
Japanese American Historical Plaza at NW Naito and Couch St.
Portland, Oregon

Obon Fest
Saturday, August 5, 6:30 p.m.
3720 SE 34th Avenue
Portland, Oregon

Hawaiian Festival (3 Days of Aloha)
Saturday, July 29, 2:00 p.m.
Esther Short Park at W. Columbia and 8th Streets
Vancouver, Washington

Young Musicians & Artists

Saturday, July 1, 2:00 p.m. workshop and 8:00 p.m. concert

Willamette University

Salem, Oregon

JASO Annual Banquet

Tuesday, June 20, 7:00 p.m.

Hilton Hotel

Portland, Oregon

Drums of Three Nations

Sunday, June 11, 2:00 p.m.

World Trade Center at 121 SW Salmon St.

Portland, Oregon

Sponsored by the Consul General of Japan, Honorary Consul of S. Korea, and Oregon-China Sister State Association. Featuring drumming performances by Li Lin and the Portland Lee Association Lion Dance Team, Seung-hee Ji, and Portland Taiko! Free event but registration requested here.

Rose Festival Starlight Parade

Saturday, June 3, 8:30 p.m.

Downtown Portland

Join us as we unveil our newly-built Portland Festival Yatai!

Whitcomb Elementary School

Friday, May 26, 1:30 p.m.

7400 SE Thompson Rd

Milwaukie, Oregon


Thursday, May 18, 6:00 p.m.

Mountainview Christian Church

Portland, Oregon

Say Hey! for Partners in Diversity

Tuesday, May 16, 6:00 p.m.

Legacy Emmanuel Atrium

Portland, Oregon

Lan Su Chinese Garden

APAH Month

Saturday, May 20, 1:00 p.m.

239 Northwest Everett Street

Portland, Oregon

Drumming in the Stacks 

Saturday, May 6, 2:00 – 3:30 p.m.

Midland Library — Free workshop but registration required

805 SE 122nd Ave

Portland, Oregon

South Wasco County High School and The Dalles-Wasco County Library

Friday, April 28, 10:30 a.m., 2:00 p.m., and 7:30 p.m.

Maupin and The Dalles, Oregon

Seattle Cherry Blossom & Japanese Cultural Festival

Saturday, April 22, 1:30 p.m.

Seattle Center

305 Harrison Street

Seattle, Washington

Whidbey Island Center for the Arts

Friday, April 21, 1:00 p.m. matinee and 7:30 p.m. full concert

565 Camano Avenue

Langley, Washington

Portland, Oregon

Multnomah County Library: Drumming in the Stacks

Saturday, April 15, 2:00 to 3:30 p.m.

Central Library, U.S. Bank Room

801 SW 10th Avenue

Portland, Oregon

Free but registration is required. Maximum 15 participants.

Portland Children’s Museum

Saturday, April 1, 11:00 a.m.

4015 SW Canyon Road

Portland, Oregon

Min Yasui Documentary World Premiere

Tuesday, March 28, 6:45 p.m.

Historic Grand Theater, 191 High St NE

Salem, Oregon

Salem Public Library

Friday, March 24, 7:00 p.m.

585 Liberty Street SE

Salem, Oregon

Sherwood Center for the Arts

Family Matinee Series

Saturday, March 18, 2:00 p.m.

Sherwood, Oregon

University of Portland, International Night

Friday, March 3, 6:20 p.m.

Bauccio Commons

Portland, Oregon

Shimadzu Anniversary Celebration

Wednesday, March 3, 11:30 a.m.

Canby, Oregon

Capitol Hill Elementary School

Taiko Residency

Wednesday and Thursday, February 22 and 23

Portland, Oregon

Asian Celebration

Sunday, February 19, 1:40 p.m.

Lane County Events Center

Eugene, Oregon

Vision and Vigilance Candlelight Vigil

Sunday, December 11, 4 p.m. | link

Japanese American Historical Plaza

In response to post-election instances of racial targeting and student harassment, Portland Taiko will team with Oya No Kai and Grant High School for a student workshop and dialogue, and the Oregon Nikkei Endowment, Portland JACL, and the Japanese Ancestral Society in a candelight vigil at the Japanese American Historical Plaza.


PSU Cultural Resource Center Grand Opening

Wednesday, November 2, 5:00 p.m.

Portland State University

Smith Memorial Student Union Ballroom

1825 SW Broadway

Free event

Join the PSU Cultural Resource Centers as it celebrates the momentous addition of the Pan-African Commons and Pacific Islander, Asian & Asian American Student Center. Our formal presentation will begin at 5:00 p.m. and will be followed by dinner, entertainment, and dancing. This event is FREE and open to the public. No ticket required. Portland Taiko performs towards the end of the event around 7:00 p.m.


Glencoe Elementary

November 16, 2016


Sound in Motion: Taiko Project and Portland Taiko

October 16, 2016, 3 pm | link

Cabell Center Theater at the Catlin Gabel School

8825 SW Barnes Road, Portland, OR

Join us as we welcome internationally-acclaimed TaikoProject for its Portland debut! Tickets now on sale!


Sunday, January 29, 2017, 1:30 p.m. | link

Portland State University

Smith Memorial Student Union

1825 SW Broadway

Portland, OR 97201


Oregon Nikkei Endowment annual banquet

September 8, 2016, 6:15 pm | link

Multnomah Athletic Club

Portland Creative Conference

Friday, September 23, 2016, 1 pm | link

Gerding Theater at the Armory

PDX Runway Run

Saturday, September 24 | link


City of Hillsboro diversity conference

Thursday, September 29, 8:15 am

Washington Park Summer Festival

August 7, 6 pm

Washington Park | link

This free summer concert is a full-length extravaganza in Washington Park’s amphitheater. We’ve been working hard to bring back some old favorites we haven’t played in a while, as well as on a collaboration with Portland Lee’s Association lion dance team. And of course we’ll also be playing some of our standard pieces our audiences know and love. Hope to see you there!


August 6, 6 pm

Oregon Buddhist Temple | link

Every year we perform at the Oregon Buddhist Temple’s ObonFest. We had a great time as always!


Twisp Arts Festival

Drumming in the stacks – Midland

Midland Festival Library

Clark College Sakura Festival

4/21/2016,Clark College, Vancouver, WA

Community Transportation Expo

5/24/2016, 4:30 pm

Oregon Convention Center