WE ARE TAKOHACHI
Portlands Traditional Japanese Drum & Dance Ensemble
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.
WHAT WE DO
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.
WHY WE DO IT
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.