2:45 pm14:45

Clark College Sakura Festival

Over twenty-five years ago, the City of Vancouver received a gift of friendship: 100 Shirofugen cherry trees. They were planted at Clark College, creating an enduring reminder of the bonds between our region and Japan. Over the years, those trees have grown and blossomed.

Please join us under the beautiful cherry blossoms as we celebrate a legacy of international friendship and learning at the annual Clark College Sakura Festival on Thursday, April 13, 2017. Takohachi will perform at 2:45 at the Royce Pollard Japanese Friendship Garden.

Click here for a campus map.

Click here for more information regarding the event.

10:00 am10:00

Cherry Blossom Day

The Third Annual Cherry Blossom Day will return to the beautiful Salem Oregon Capitol lawn. This free and family-friendly event will have:

  • Kite Flying Demonstrations
  • Make-your-own kite kits
  • Taiko Drumming by Takohachi
  • Japanese Tea Ceremony
  • Bonsai Display and Demonstration
  • Ikebana Display and Demonstration
  • Gyotaku
  • Cherry Product Samples
  • Koto Music
  • Musical performance from Cherry Blossom Theatre Festival
  • Kimono Fashion Show
  • Japanese Dance and Chorus Performances

More info on the Facebook event page

Don't miss out! See you then.

8:00 pm20:00

The Teddy Opener

Join us as we cheer on our local athletes at the Roosevelt high school 1st annual Teddy Opener distance carnival. We will be playing at the track at 8pm. Rain or shine!

11:00 am11:00

Mochitsuki 2017

It's Mochi Time!

Mochitsuki is Portland’s annual Japanese New Year celebration and has been a premiere event in the local community since 1996. The goal of Mochitsuki is to celebrate tradition by sharing Japanese and Japanese American culture. We welcome you to join the celebration while enjoying the great food, performers, and activities presented at Mochitsuki!

While there will music and events throughout the day, Takohachi will be performing at noon on the main stage.

For more information and tickets please visit mochipdx.org

We look forward to seeing you there!

5:30 pm17:30

JASO Shinenkai

Join us for JASO's annual Shinenkai, the traditional Japanese New Year’s Celebration. Celebrate the Year of the Rooster with Japanese and American friends together, for one all-inclusive price. Immerse yourself in Japanese culture with osechi, sushi, dessert, beer and sake, traditional music, fukubukuro, kimono, and more.

Festivities will commence at 5:30. Takohachi along with friends, Mitsuki Dazai and Mitch Imori will be performing throughout the evening.

For more information and to purchase tickets please visit jaso.org

6:30 pm18:30

Summer Concert in the Park

  • Magnolia Park

*This event has been rescheduled from 8/18 to 9/29 (date to be confirmed). Please stay tuned for detailed info. 

This event is for the residents and family of the Springs at Tanasbourne. But the performance is open to public. Please come see us at Magnolia Park Tanasbourne. 

1:30 pm13:30


Join us a Saturday, September 3rd at Uwajimaya Beaverton for the 2nd Annual Uwajicon Cosplay Festival. 

Come dressed in your best cosplay attire and join us for fun filled day! Free prize for first 100 participants. Performances, including Takohachi at 1:30 PM. Cosplay Contest with Prizes. Anime & Manga Trivia Game. Karaoke and more.

This event is free to attend.

7:00 am07:00

Bridge Pedal

For the 21st time, Providence Bridge Pedal will celebrate cycling in Portland and the Willamette River bridges. It is the one opportunity each year for you to join your family and friends biking over Portland’s bridges, including the car-free upper decks of the Fremont and Marquam bridges.

7:00 pm19:00

JASO 60th Annual Dinner

JASO’s 60th Annual Dinner presented by Delta Air Lines and the Portland Japanese Garden will take place from 6pm on Tuesday May 10th at the Hilton downtown Portland at 921 SW 6th Avenue. Takohachi will open the dinner at 7pm.

12:00 pm12:00

Sakura Matsuri

  • Willamette University

Takohachi will return to Willamette University for it's annual Sakura Matsuri. Please check back in for more details in the following weeks.

1:45 pm13:45


  • Smith Memorial Student Union

Mochitsuki is Portland’s annual Japanese New Year celebration and has been a premiere event in the local community since 1996. The goal of Mochitsuki is to celebrate tradition by sharing Japanese and Japanese American culture.

This year marks the 20th Anniversary of Portland Mochitsuki. 

Performance Time is yet to be determined. Stay tuned.


11:00 am11:00

Here & There Travel Fest

Don’t miss Portland’s only regional, national and international travel show – Here & There Travel Fest. A two-day event where anyone can plan and book the perfect getaway.

A day trip. A quick jaunt across the state. A week or two (or more) someplace far, far away.

Filled with travel experts, attractions and dozens of exhibitors, you’ll find everything you need to start your next adventure.

Event Date: Event Begins: Saturday, October 10, 2015 at 9:00 am
Event Ends: Sunday, October 11, 2015 at 5:00 pm

TAKOHACHI performs on 10/11(S) from 11am to 11:45am

Ticket Price: $6 (tickets to purchase from a link below)


Facility: Oregon Convention Center
777 NE MLK Jr Blvd
Portland, OR 97207

2:45 pm14:45

Catch The Orange

Come celebrate the opening of the new MAX Orange Line. Takohachi will perform at the NEW end of the line: SE Park Ave. Station at 2:45pm.

For more info please visit catchtheorange.com

10:00 am10:00

Portland Japanese Garden Groundbreaking Celebration (Private Event)

Takohachi will perform for Portland Japanese Graden's Groundbreaking Celebration. 

In the past 52 years the Portland Japanese Garden has gone from serving 30,000 visitors to over 300,000 per year. Learn how the expansion plans at the Portland Japanese Garden will allow us to extend the legacy and purpose—providing a heightened sense of tranquility, a more robust educational experience, and preserving significant cultural traditions and art forms.


11:00 am11:00

Edo Bayashi Workshop

Suzuki Kyosuke is a master musician and dancer of the Wakayama Performance Troupe, touring internationally, and performing regularly at the prestigious National Theater of Japan. He collaborates regularly with world-renowned taiko groups including Oedo Sukeroku Taiko, Amanojaku, and the Kenny Endo Taiko Ensemble. Since his participation as a workshop leader and performer at the 2011 North American Taiko Conference, his popularity has boomed. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to learn from Suzuki Kyosuke, an engaging and enthusiastic teacher, regarded by many as the “best shishi-mai dancer,” of Tokyo! Suzuki is a premier performer and teacher of Edo Bayashi (Tokyo festival music), with a well-respected “Kyo-no-kai” school for private lessons. He also teaches at the Kunitachi College of Music, Kaijou Junior and Senior High Schools, and Sankei Gakuen Cultural Center. Suzuki studied under Wakayama Taneo of the Wakayama School, recognized by the Japanese Ministry of Culture to be an “Important Intangible Cultural Property of Fine Arts,” learning all aspects of the shi-shi mai ensemble including flute, taiko, percussion, and lion dance.

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