Performance: LA Nebuta

LACMA 5905 Wilshire Blvd, Miracle Mile

On display will be an enormous paper lantern float. A series of short performances by taiko drummers, flute and hand cymbal players, and dancers will take place in front of the float.

Art & Study of Taiko

James R Armstrong Theatre 3330 Civic Center Dr, Torrance

Staff and students of Asano Taiko US and Los Angeles Taiko Institute (LATI) present contemporary and traditionally inspired taiko repertoire in their end-of-year recital. Performances are interspersed with explanations of the roots and context of taiko and commentary on the challenges and joys of learning Japanese drums.


Holiday Tea & Japan Culture Day

The Shoseian Tea House and Friendship Garden 1601 West Mountain St, Glendale

Tea ceremonies, martial arts, taiko drums, calligraphy, bonsai, ikebana and more! Great music and food!


Sawtelle Japantown Birthday Bash

Nora Sterry Elementary School 1730 Corinth Avenue, West L.A.

Celebrate the spirit, culture, community and legacy of Sawtelle Japantown at the 3rd annual grassroots Sawtelle Japantown Birthday Bash Celebration.

OC Cherry Blossom Festival

Huntington Central Park 7113 Talbert Ave, Huntington Beach

The annual spring celebration of Japanese and Japanese American culture in Southern California returns with a broad spectrum of performers, activities, music, dance, cultural exhibits, arts, crafts, games and more.


Glendale Sakura Matsuri (Cherry Blossom Festival)

Brand Park 1601 West Mountain St., Glendale

Join Friends of Shoseian Temple and the City of Glendale for their annual Cherry Blossom Festival at the Shoseian Teahouse and Garden at Brand Park! Food booths, food trucks, tea masters, taiko, dance, and more!

Yamato: The Drummers Of Japan

The Soraya (CSUN Center for the Performing Arts) 18111 Nordhoff Street, Northridge

Returning for the third time by popular demand, your whole family will share the heart-pounding excitement of Japan’s most popular Taiko ensemble.


Monterey Park Cherry Blossom Festival

Barnes Memorial Park 350 S McPherrin Ave, Monterey Park

Take the time to see, hear, and taste a bit of the Japanese and Japanese American culture with taiko drums, martial arts, tea ceremony, or hand-made crafts, food, and games and crafts for children.

San Fernando Valley Hongwanji Buddhist Temple Obon Festival

San Fernando Valley Japanese American Community Center 12953 Branford Street, Pacoima

One of the largest one of the largest Buddhist gatherings in the City of Los Angeles! Join and have fun with in the Bon Odori Dance. Plus, Taiko drum performances by San Fernando Valley Taiko and West Los Angeles Buddhist Temple Taiko.