Past performances

White Salmon Valley Assembly
Tuesday, November 9, 2018
White Salmon, Washington

Warner Pacific University
Tuesday, November 6, 2018
2219 SE 68th Avenue
Portland, Oregon 

Nike Mindset Summit
Thursday, October 11, 2018 at 8:50 a.m.
Nike, Tiger Woods Center, Stanford Theatre
One Bowerman Drive
Beaverton, Oregon

No No Boy
Saturday, October 20, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.
Oregon Buddhist Temple
3720 SE 34th Avenue
Portland, Oregon
The night before our fall concert, we will collaborate with the songwriting and activist team of No No Boy for their opening number. Tickets are $10 with part of the proceeds benefiting the Oregon Buddhist Temple!

Sunday, October 21, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.
Lincoln Performance Hall
1620 SW Park Avenue
Portland, Oregon
Tickets are now available for our fall concert highlighting Portland Taiko’s melodic repertoire for taiko, flute, and violin. The concert will feature guest musicians from the new music ensemble Fear No Music, youth taiko group en Taiko, and the premiere of Dango Jiru, a commissioned work for taiko, flute, violin, and cello composed by Kenji Bunch, Artistic Director of Fear No Music. Purchase your tickets here!

Nikkei Picnic

Sunday, August 19, 2018 at 1:30 p.m.
Oaks Park, south end
7805 SE Oaks Park Way
Portland, Oregon
Picnic begins at 12:00 p.m.

Portland Japanese Garden 55th Anniversary
Sunday, August 5, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.
Portland Japanese Garden
611 SW Kingston Avenue
Portland, Oregon
Members-only celebration from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.

Obon Fest
Oregon Buddhist Temple
Saturday, August 4, 2018, 3:00 to 9:00 p.m.
3720 SE 34th Ave.
Portland, Oregon

Wedding Reception
Sunday, July 22, 1:30 p.m.
Camas Meadows Golf Club
Camas, Washington

Celebration of Life for Bill Bulick
Reed Performing Arts Building
Saturday, August 4, 2018, 2:00 p.m.
28th and Botsford Drive (west end of campus)
Portland, Oregon

City of Hillsboro, Beats & Eats Friday, August 3, 2018 at 12:00 p.m. Tom Hughes Civic Center Plaza 123 E. Main St. Hillsboro, Oregon

Oregon City Library, Family Concert Series Wednesday, August 1, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. 606 John Adams St. Oregon City, Oregon

Tea Fest PDX Saturday, July 21, 2018 at 9:45 a.m. World Forestry Center Portland, Oregon

Alice Sumida’s Birthday Bash Wednesday, July 18, 2:00 p.m. Portland, Oregon

Young Musicians and Artists Tuesday, July 17, 7:30 p.m. Willamette University Salem, Oregon

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

Gamanfest 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  

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

Kumoricon 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.

TAIKO TOGETHER 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