• Public Performance Calendar


    Year after year we often perform at:

    Oakland Running Festival

    Cupertino Cherry Blossom Festival

    Solano Stroll

    and many more events

  • Upcoming

    Please see our new website: www.otaiko.org for current information


    We love to perform and share taiko in public festivals and private events too. More info on booking below.



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    Umami Mart Block Party

    Saturday August 5

    One of our favorite summer gigs returns again at Umami Mart! We'll play at 12:45 - 1:15 and again at 2:30. We're playing on loaner drums from our friends in the taiko community - thanks to all of you!

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    Solano Stroll

    Sunday September 10

    We're honored to return to the Solano Stroll year after year. Since 1974 Solano Avenue and the twin-cities of Albany and Berkeley CA, have hosted the Solano Avenue Stroll, the East Bay’s largest street festival! The Solano Avenue Association invites you to see what makes Solano Avenue a wonderful place. We feature over four hundred vendors including 50 entertainers, 25 food booths, 100 government and non-profit agencies, 100 artisans, jewelers, makers, and much more!

  • Recent

    Here are just a few recent public performances. We play private events too!

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    North Berkeley Library

    May 20, 2023

    Celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month! Please join us on Saturday, May 20 at 3pm on the North Branch lawn for a taiko drumming program by Emeryville Taiko. Sponsored by the Friends of the Berkeley Public Library. View the event on the North Berkeley Library calendar.

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    Japanese Heritage Day with the SF Giants

    May 16, 2023

    We performed pre-game at Japanese Heritage Day at Oracle stadium. https://www.mlb.com/giants/tickets/specials/japanese-heritage-night

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    BBQ Without Borders 2023

    May 13, 2023

    No Immigrants No Spice invites you to celebrate BBQ from Cuba, Japan and India with live entertainment, kids activities, exhibits & more at the Oakland Museum!

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    2023 Cupertino Cherry Blossom Festival

    April 30, 2023

    We're honored to return to this festival in Cupertino year after year. View the full Cupertino Cherry Blossom Festival schedule.

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    Piedmont Food Festival

    Sunday April 23, 2023

    A day of multicultural food, food stories, performances, kid fun and more at the Piedmont Food Fest

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    Day of Remembrance Community Map Project at OACC

    Saturday February 18, 2023

    Opening reception of our Day of Remembrance Community Map Project, featuring a performance from Emeryville Taiko and a community panel with Robert Kikuchi-Yngojo, Jun Hamamoto, and Yoko Oji Kikuchi about the role of art, memory, and place in the movement for civil rights.

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    January 22, 2023

    New Year's taiko celebration hosted by Drum Revolution at Paly Theater, Palo Alto, with Kohaku, Sakura-Ren, Sonoma County Taiko, and Seiha Hōgaku-kai San Jose Koto Ensemble.

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    Sumo and Sushi

    November 17-19, 2022

    You don't have to fly to Japan to experience the excitement and fun of this 1500 year old sport! Learn about the history, rules, and culture of Sumo followed by over 12 live matches and a Q+A with the wrestlers. Emeryville Taiko played all 5 shows at Sumo and Sushi in San Francisco.

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    Distant Journeys of Cultural Exchange

    Nov 12, 2022

    Saturday performances by groups representing multiple cultures at Oakland Asian Cultural center. Accompanying exhibit highlights journeys of cultural exchange the indigenous people of Taiwan embarked on in the distant past and more contemporary times.

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    2022 Solano Stroll

    September 11, 2022

    We're honored to return to this local festival year after year. https://www.solanoavenueassn.org/events/solano-avenue-stroll/.