Festival


Taiko is often showcased at matsuri, or festivals, held during special seasons in Asian American communities. The growth of the art form owes much to the visibility that taiko groups have enjoyed at these celebrations. San Jose Taiko gladly participates in these local events, as well as at multicultural and music/dance festivals, state fairs, and civic celebrations throughout the country.

Sunday, April 23, 2017 @ 9:15AM & 2:45PM
Nikkei Matsuri (Japanese American Festival)
San Jose Japantown - 5th & Jackson Streets San Jose, CA

map :: Maps and Directions
web :: http://www.nikkeimatsuri.org/
info :: The Nikkei Matsuri (Japanese American Festival) in San Jose Japantown embraces the local community's love and appreciation of Japanese-American Culture and Heritage.

2017 will be the 40th Annual Nikkei Matsuri. The festival is located in the heart of San Jose Japantown-only one of three surviving Japantowns left in the United States.

9:15AM San Jose Taiko will open the festival with an informal stroll through Japantown
2:45-3:30PM San Jose Taiko performs on the main stage

Visit San Jose Taiko's booth for more merchandise and more information about classes and workshops!

Saturday, April 29, 2017 @ 12:40-1:25PM
2017 Cupertino Cherry Blossom Festival
Memorial Park - 10185 N. Stelling Road Cupertino, CA

phone :: (408) 940-5287
map :: Maps and Directions
web :: http://www.cupertinotoyokawa.org/

Sunday, April 30, 2017 @ 4:30-5:00PM
Morgan Hill Haru Matsuri Festival & Taiko Expo
Morgan Hill Buddhist Community Center - 16450 Murphy Ave Morgan Hill, CA

phone :: (408) 779-9009
map :: Maps and Directions
web :: http://www.mhbcc.org/hmatsuri.html
info :: Free Admission and Parking (for Sunday's festivities)

Performances by San Jose Taiko and Morgan Hill's Sandoshin Taiko plus other Bay Area Taiko Groups / Asian Crafts, Artists & Vendors / Cultural Displays and Booths / Farmers' Market & White Elephant / Asian Foods & Entertainment / Chicken & Beef Teriyaki, Udon, Sushi, Manju, etc. / Traditional Entertainment (Taiko, Martial Arts demostrations, etc.)

Saturday, July 8, 2017 @ 4:30-5:15PM
San Jose Obon
San Jose Japantown - N. 5th Street (between Jackson & Taylor) San Jose, CA

map :: Maps and Directions
web :: http://sjbetsuin.com/

Sunday, July 9, 2017 @ 3:30-4:15PM
San Jose Obon
San Jose Japantown - N. 5th Street (between Jackson & Taylor) San Jose, CA

map :: Maps and Directions
web :: http://sjbetsuin.com/
info :: San Jose Taiko performing with Junior Taiko Performing Ensemble (JTPE).

Saturday, July 15, 2017 @ 11:30-12:00PM & 1:30-2:00PM
Chevron Family Theatre Festival
Lesher Arts Center - 1601 Civic Drive Walnut Creek, CA

phone :: (925) 943-7469
map :: Maps and Directions
web :: http://www.lesherartscenter.org/

Friday, July 21, 2017 @ 7:30-9:30PM
Mendocino Music Festival
Tent Concert Hall - 45035 Main Street Mendocino, CA

phone :: (707) 937-2044
map :: Maps and Directions
web :: http://mendocinomusic.org/
info :: This is a ticketed concert.

Sunday, July 30, 2017 @ 4:00PM
Salinas Obon Festival
Salinas Buddhist Temple - 14 California Street Salinas, CA

phone :: (831) 424-4105
map :: Maps and Directions
web :: http://btsalinas.org/

Saturday, October 7, 2017 @ 3:00PM
Aki Matsuri (Fall Festival)
Wesley United Methodist Church - 566 N. 5th Street San Jose, CA

phone :: (408) 295-0367
map :: Maps and Directions
web :: http://www.wesleysj.net/

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