To increase artistic strength, share in a variety of creative processes, create a diverse network of fellow performing artists, and reach new audiences, San Jose Taiko frequently participates in collaborations that cut across artistic disciplines. Working with an open mind and open heart, San Jose Taiko strives to expand, extend, and enhance the boundaries of kumidaiko. Past Collaborations have included work with:

the Bangerz

George Coates Performance Works

American Conservatory Theatre

San Jose Repertory Theatre

Brenda Wong Aoki

Margaret Wingrove Dance Company

Abhinaya Dance Company


Keith Terry and Crosspulse

Anthony Brown

Jon Jang

Mark Izu




Eitetsu Hayashi

Kenny Endo

Russel Baba

Jeanne Mercer

Marco Lienhard