Save the Date!
Join us among the cherry blossoms at the ANA Tidal Basin Stage for a full day of free, family-friendly Japanese drumming performances: the Sakura Taiko Takeover at the Tidal Basin!
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100% of proceeds will go to covering the costs of the event and supporting the taiko groups traveling to the DC area.
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A full day of great taiko!
We are excited to welcome an amazing lineup of taiko players, including those who’ve been part of the taiko fest since its very first year and those who will be joining us for the first time. It’s an amazing lineup, and we can’t wait to share all of this taiko with you!
11:00am: Mark H Taiko Rec Class (Washington, DC)
11:15am: Kyo Daiko (Philadelphia, PA)
11:45am: GoDaiko Drummers (Novi, MI)
12:15pm: Pittsburgh Taiko (Pittsburgh, PA)
12:45pm: Miyako Taiko (Washington, DC)
1:15pm: Lyco Taiko (Williamsport, PA)
1:45pm: Yamatai (Cornell University, Ithaca, NY)
2:15pm: Kizuna (Washington, DC)
2:30pm: Mark H Taiko Ensemble (Washington, DC)
3:00pm: Triangle Taiko with Special Taiko (Raleigh, NC)
3:30pm: ShinDaiko (Boston, MA)
4:00pm: Nen Daiko (Fairfax Station, VA)
4:30pm: All groups in Shin-En jam!
Getting to the Tidal Basin
We STRONGLY encourage you to take public transportation as driving and parking in the area is very difficult during Cherry Blossom season. The closest Metro stations are Smithsonian (accessible by the orange, blue, and silver lines) and L’Enfant Plaza (accessible by the orange, blue, silver, yellow, and green lines). Both are about three blocks away.
About the event
The Sakura Taiko Fest started as a small festival in Maryland and has grown each year, showcasing a range of different drumming styles and celebrating Japanese cultural and artistic traditions. This year, for our 7th annual taiko fest, we’re thrilled to be back at the Tidal Basin with another full-day takeover of the ANA performance stage!
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