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Sakura Taiko Fest 2023

March 25 @ 12:00 PM 5:00 PM EDT

Save the Date for our 9th Sakura Taiko Fest!

photo by Raymond Fudge

The Sakura Taiko Fest is back!

Join us at the Sylvan Theater in DC on March 25, 2023 for a full day of awesome drumming! We’ll have more details posted here soon as we get closer to the event.

The Sakura Taiko Fest has grown from a small concert first held in a dance studio to a full day of free, family-friendly taiko performances in downtown DC. Each year, we welcome a number of North American taiko groups and feature a variety of different taiko styles as a celebration of Japanese-American cultural and artistic traditions.

Be sure to follow Mark H Taiko and Miyako Taiko on your favorite social media so you can keep up-to-date with all the latest details!

photos by Raymond Fudge

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Watch the livestream!

Can’t get to DC to join us in person? No worries – we’ve got you covered! We’ll be livestreaming this year’s Sakura Taiko Fest so you can enjoy a full day of awesome taiko wherever you are!

Want to be there in person? Join us @

Sylvan Theater Independence Ave SW & 15th St NW
Washington, DC 20024 United States
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The Sylvan Theater is located on the grounds of the Washington Monument, National Mall, in Washington, D.C. The closest Metro stop is Smithsonian station (blue/orange/silver lines) and we STRONGLY encourage everyone to take Metro! There will LOTS to see and do around the Mall and Tidal Basin on the day of Sakura Taiko Fest, including the Blossom Kite Festival. So expect loads of people and give yourself plenty of time to get there!

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