takohachi, inc

Get ready for an energizing performance by Takohachi, Inc. when they return for a second year in a row, Saturday, August 27th in Main City Park.

For this free, family-oriented show, performers will be beating taiko drums, playing a bamboo flute, choreographed with high-energetic dancing.


Educate and Entertain. Takohachi was founded in 2007 as a non-profit organization to preserve traditional Japanese music and dance. Takohachi seeks to educate and entertain as we perform throughout the Portland area at schools, festivals and cultural events.


We are proud to present our work in and around the Portland area. Our repertoire includes songs in the modern Kumi Daiko style, popular amongst Taiko troupes in the US, as well as many songs in the traditional Dentou Geinou style of ancient Japan. This strong presence of traditional style Taiko is what makes Takohachi so unique amongst American Taiko troupes.


We believe that our time spent volunteering and performing brings forth a true sense of the Japanese spirit. For fellow Japanese expatriates, this can mean feeling a sense of home in a new home. For the inexperienced this can mean discovery of a new and beautiful part of world they didn’t know of before.
It is our wish to progress and keep improving our work, with new dances, powerful drumming and continued spirit.

“They put on a really energetic, uplifting performance, and talented too!”

Bill Layman

Club President