Discover Japanese culture through music! The Kaoru Watanabe Taiko Center takes audiences on a journey through contemporary and traditional Japanese music complimented by workshops that foster an appreciation of the folk traditions, storytelling, and instruments that inform their music.



Kaoru Watanabe Taiko Center preserves, teaches, and promotes various styles of Japanese contemporary and traditional music, with a focus on the shinobue bamboo flutes and Japanese percussion, including the taiko drum. Part of this mission includes fostering a community of practitioners, scholars and admirers of Japanese performing arts.