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.

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/
info :: Japantown celebrates the San Jose Obon festival, a time when generations of families and friends come together and enjoy a rich cultural experience in one of the three remaining Japantowns in the United States.

Japantown's largest festival with two days of game booths, food booths, the Chidori Band, over 1200 dancers each evening, and TAIKO!

In addition to San Jose Taiko, you can also see:

12:30-1:00PM UCLA Kyodo Taiko
2:30-4:00PM UC Irvine Jodaiko

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 :: Japantown celebrates the San Jose Obon festival, a time when generations of families and friends come together and enjoy a rich cultural experience in one of the three remaining Japantowns in the United States.

Japantown's largest festival with two days of game booths, food booths, the Chidori Band, over 1200 dancers each evening, and TAIKO!

In addition to San Jose Taiko with Junior Taiko Performing Ensemble (JTPE), you can also see:

12:30-1:00PM UC Berkeley Raijin
1:30-2:00PM UC Davis Bakuhatsu


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/

Sunday, August 6, 2017 @ 5:30-6:15PM
Palo Alto Obon
Palo Alto Buddhist Temple - 2751 Louis Road Palo Alto, CA 94303 Palo Alto, CA

phone :: (650) 856-0123
map :: Maps and Directions
web :: http://www.pabt.org/index.html

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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