Upcoming Performances

May 7th, 2017

Kodomo No Hi


June 3rd, 2017

Kent International Festival


July 15th, 2017

Seattle Opera Summer Season


August 10-13, 2017

North American Taiko Conference


September 2nd. 2017

75th Remembrance of the Puyallup Assembly Center


September 23rd, 2017

Kubota Garden Foundation Annual Meeting


Kent International Festival. Showare Center. Open to public. Time to be determined. Performance pending confirmation.


McCaw Hall. Joint Performance with Seattle Kokkon Taiko during opening event for the summer opera season. Time to be  determined. Performance pending confirmation.


North American Taiko Conference. The oldest and largest bi-annual Taiko conference in the world, featuring workshops, performances, discussions, panels and a Taiko marketplace. Held on the campus of University of California San Diego (15 miles north of the downtown area). Kaze performers will be attending and participating in multi-group performances.


75th Remembrance of the Puyallup Assembly Center (Camp Harmony; staging camp for the Japanese-American internement camps); Sponsored by Puyallup Chapter JACL. At the fairgrounds on the Coca Cola Stage.  Lori Matsukawa is emcee; Tom Ikeda of Densho is keynote speaker.  Kaze to open the program at will perform with members of other regional Taiko groups in a joint set. Time to be determined. Perfomancee pending confirmation.


90th Anniversary of the Kubota Garden. Time to be determined, Performance pending confirmation.

Past Performances

A selection of past performances. Kaze typically performs 20-30 times per year; at public and private functions and community workshops.

  • Asia-Pacific Islander Festival, Seattle Center May 2017

  • Kodomo No Hi. At JCCCW May 2017

  • Seattle Cherry Blossom Festival 2017. Seattle Center

  • Bunko No HI (culture day), JCCCW Seattle.  November 2016

  • World Aids Day benefit concert. Langston Hughes Performing Art Center. Dec 2015

  • Cultural Festival - Nordic Heritage Museum. November 2015

  • Bunka No Hi (Cultural Day) JCCCW. Seattle. November 2015

  • Aki Matsuri. Bellevue College. September 2015

  • South lake Union Art Walk, South Lake Union Park. May 2015

  • Seattle Mariners Salute to baseball Night, Safeco Field. May 2015

  • Magnolia Coop Pre-School. May 2015

  • Rainbow Heritage Festival - St. Matthews School. May 2015

  • Northwest Folklife Festival, Seattle Center Fountain Lawn Stage. May 2015

  • Children's Day Festival, Japanese Garden, Seattle Arboretum. May 2015

  • Asian Pacific Islander Festival, Seattle Center. May 2015

  • Seattle Cherry Blossom Festival. May 2015

  • Kodomo No Hi (Children's Festival) Japanese Cultural and Community Center. May 2015

  • Annual Day of Remembrance Benefit Concert for the Minidoka Pilgrimage Organizing Committee. February 2015

  • International District Lunar New Years celebration. February 2015

  • Sakuracon Anime Festival. April 2015

  • Together we can end AIDS" concert at the Langston Hughes Center, December 2014

  • Bunka No Hi - Children's Festival. JCCCW, November 2014

  • Blaine Methodist Benefit Bazaar, October 2014

  • Nihonmachi Nights, Seattle International District, September 2014

  • Aki Matsuri, Bellevue College, August 2014

  • Dragon Fest - Seattle International District, July 2014

  • Northwest Folklife Festival Seattle Center, May 2014

  • Children's Day Celebration, Seattle Arboretum Japanese Garden  May 2014

  • Sakuracon Opening Ceremony. Friday Morning at the opening ceremony. April 2014

  • Seattle Cherry Blossom & Japanese Cultural Festival April 2014

  • Kodomo No Hi (Children's Festival) JCCCW Seattle. May 2014

  • John Stanford International School. Feb 2014

  • Day of Remembrance Hirabayshi Symposium. UW. Feb 2014

  • Day of Remembrance Taiko Fundraiser in support of the Mindoka Pilgrimage. Seattle University. Feb 2014

  • International District Lunar New Year Celebration February 2014

  • UW Culture Fest (FIUTS) The Foundation for International Understanding Through Students presents this annual showcase for performing arts. February 2014

  • Bunka No Hi - Children's Festival. JCCCW October 2013

  • Uwajimaya Store - Bellevue Uwajimaya. October 2013

  • Asian Pacific Islander - Chaya Benefit Event. JCCCW October 2013

  • Maple Viewing Seattle Japanese Garden (Arboretum) October 2013

  • Aki Matsuri - Bellevue College September 2013

  • Indigenous Cultures Festival - Seattle Center, August 2013

  • Obon Festival - Seattle Buddhist Church, July 23013

  • Seattle Chinatown/International District Summer Festival, July 2013

  • Budokan Judo Tournament, Lynwood High School, June 2013

  • Asia-Pacific islander Festival, Seattle Center, June 2013

  • Folklife Festival, Seattle Center. Mural Amphitheater Stage. May 2013

  • "More Music" at the Moore Theater is a young artist development program for selected young musicians representing diverse music genres. The program provides young artists training and rehearsal time with professional musicians, production and promotional support, and the opportunity to perform at a professional venue, May 2013

  • Asia-Pacific Islander (API) Heritage Festival, Seattle Center, May 2013

  • Kodomo No Hi - "Children's Day Festival", JCCCW, May 2013

  • Cherry Blossom festival, Seattle Center, Fisher Outdoor Stage, April 2013

  • Sakuracon Anime Festival. March 2013. Seattle Trade and Convention Center. Closing Ceremonies.

  • 30th Annual HYOGO Japanese Speech and Skit Competition, March 2013 Roosevelt High School.

  • Day of Remembrance Taiko Festival, February 2013 - In honor of Japanese American Day of Remembrance, the Minidoka Pilgrimage . Seattle University Piggott Auditorium, Seattle.


  • CultureFest at the University of Washington, February 2013 - Supporting the Foundation for International Understanding Through Students - www.fiuts.org

  • International District - Lunar New Year Celebration, Hing Hay Park, February 2013. Open to public.

  • Issaquah Valley Elementary School Cultural Festival, February 2013 Open to public.

  • Bunka No Hi Festival, November 2012 JCCCW. Open to public.

  • Redmond Lights Festival, December 2012, Redmond Town Center. Open to public.

  • Aki Matsuri Bellevue College. September 2012. Open to public.

  • Indigenous Cultures Festival, Seattle Center August 2012. Open to public.

  • Regional Taiko Gathering, Portland Oregon, August 2012

  • Renton River Days, Liberty Park (Renton) July 2012. Open to Public

  • ANA Inaugural Flight. SeaTac Airport. July 2012  Private event.

  • International District Summer Dragon Festival, July 2012 

  • Seattle Children's Museum - Queen Anne Rotary Event July 2012

  • Performance of Hiryu Sandan Gaeshi (for video taping, closed event) Nisei Vets Hall, Memorial Wall June 2012, for the Hiryu Project

  • Uwajimaya Renton. Outdoor Festival. June 2012. Open to public.

  • Kent International Festival, June 2012, open to public.

  • Budokan 2012 Judo Tournament. Shorewood High School, Shoreline.

  • Children's Day at the Japanese Garden, Seattle Arboretum, Memorial Day 2012. 
  • Folklife Festival. Fountain Lawn Stage, Seattle Center. Open to public.
  • Asia-Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness, International District, Seattle (charity event)
  • Uwajimaya Bellevue, Saturday April 14th at 1:00pm. Open to Public.

  • Cherry Blossom Festival, Seattle Center. Sun. April 15th, 4:30pm Center Pavilion (next to the skate park). Open and free to the public.

  • UW Japanese Student Association Festival in Red Square (UW). Saturday April 28th, 4pm. Open to public.

  • APALA charity event. Friday May 4th. Private function

  • Kodomo No Hi - Children's Day Celebration. Sunday May 6th 12:40pm, JCCCW

  • API - Asia-Pacific Heritage Celebrations. Seattle Center (Centerhouse) Sunday May 6th, 4pm. Open to public.

  • Sakuracon! April 2012 (during closing ceremonies).

  • Japanese Cultural and Community Center Post-Renovation Open House. Sun day, March 18th 2012

  • Hyogo WA State 29th annual Japanese Language Speech & Skit Competition, March 2012 Seattle University (Pigott Auditorium)

  • John Stanford International School, Japan Night Festival, Fri. Feb. 10th, 2012

  • Westin Bellevue, Feb 10th, 20127pm

  • Seattle University Main Auditorium, Minidoka Pilgrimage Day of Remembrance, Sunday February 19th, 2012

  • Seattle Asian Art Museum - Saturday December 3rd 11:00am-1:00pm, 1400 East Prospect Street, Volunteer Park,  Seattle -part of "Free First Saturday" event

  • Wedgwood Elementary School,  Lunar New Year Celebration, Friday, January 20, 2012, 7pm

  • International District (King St), Lunar New Celebration, Sat, January 28, 2012, 12:30-1:00pm

  • Crown Judo Tournament - Saturday October 5th, 12:00-12:30pm, Highline Community College

  • National Charity Meeting - Thursday, October 13th 7:15 - 7:30pm Youth Theatre Northwest 8805 SE 40th Mercer Island (private function)

  • Issaquah Salmon Days - Saturday October 1st 2011

  • ParaCom Staff Party - Saturday, Sept. 24th 2011

  • Mercer Island Music Festival, Mercerdale Park August 14th 2011

  • Renton International Festival - Aug 27th 2011

  • Aki Matsuri, Bellevue College, Saturday September 10th 2011

  • Nihonmachi Nights, International District - Maynard & Main Sept 10th 2011

  • International District Dragon Festival, Saturday July 9th 2:00-2:45pm at Hing Hay Park

  • Arboretum Japanese Garden Reception, Friday July 22: 5-7PM

  • Shinjiru: Japan Relief Concert - UW Kane Hall June 15th2011.

  • Japan Relief Fundraiser, Saturday, May 21st, ACT (A Contemporary Theatre)

  • Kent/Auburn/Tamba Sister City Association - 2011 Annual Fund Raising Auction

  • Asian Pacific-islander Heritage Month Annual Celebration 2011 - Seattle Center

  • Sakuracon 2011 Seattle

  • UW Japanese Student Association Festival 2011

  • Seattle Cherry Blossom & Japanese Cultural Festival 2011

  • Japanese Garden at Arboretum

  • Continental Crown Judo Tournament at Highline Community College

  • Minidoka Pilgrimage.org Benefit Taiko Concert

  • Aki Matsuri at Bellevue College

  • Childrens Day at Japanese Cultural Community Center of Washington

  • Chinatown Lunar New Year Celebration

  • Japanese Cultural Community Center of Washington (JCCCW) Bunka -no-Hi

  • Hiroshima to Hope Floats at Green Lake

  • Mercer Island Summer Celebration

  • 11th annual Dance This 2009 by Seattle Theatre Group.

  • Foot Hand Drum Event at UW Ethnic Cultural Center

  • Seattle Bon Odori

  • Featured on Channel 13 News

  • Cherry Blossom Festival - Seattle Center

  • Uwajimaya (multiple)

  • Seattle International District Street Fair

  • Ichiro Welcoming Event @ Safeco Field

  • Seattle Folk Life Festival

  • Japanese American Citizen's League Installation Banquet

  • Seattle Symphony's Day of Music @ Benaroya Hall

  • Seattle Asian Art Museum

  • Walk For Rice

  • Mariners Salute to Japanese/Pacific Rim Baseball Night

  • National Go Convention

  • North American Science Fiction Convention

  • Boeing Asian American Professionals Association gala dinner

  • 442nd Commemoration

  • Bellevue Community College Aki Matsuri

  • Seattle Sonics NBA Draft Party

  • Seattle Art Museum Japan Night

  • Seattle Olympic Sculpture Park Grand Opening

  • Wedgwood Elementary School (North Seattle) Lunar New YearCelebration 

  • Budokan Judo Tournament

  • Issaquah Farmers Market

  • Odle Middle School (Bellevue) Hello Neighbor Project

  • Bon Marche private party @ The Paramount Theater

  • Families with Children from China

  • Special Olympics

  • Team Survivor N.W.

  • Rainier Beach Public Library

  • Arts in the Park

  • Lynnwood Senior Center

  • Douglas Truth Public Library

  • Seattle Public Library

  • Bellevue Regional Library

  • Don Bosco Japanese Immersion Camp

  • Discovery Elementary School

  • Bellevue 24-hour Relay

And many more...