Happy New Year!

As another decade comes to a close, we’d like to reflect on the love and support Soh Daiko has received from our community throughout our history. This year, we celebrated our 40th Anniversary with a concert that brought together Soh Daiko members past and present, and with the help of our alumni, we kicked off our ongoing “Fun for the Future” fundraising campaign.

With the goal of raising $100,000, our “Fun for the Future” campaign will allow us to continue our mission to promote and propagate an understanding and love for taiko music for the next 40 years (and beyond!). The six chu daiko unveiled on stage at our 40th Anniversary Concert, crafted by Asano Taiko, were funded by this campaign. We intend to use the rest of this fund to enable further growth of the group through investments in additional new equipment, new repertoire, workshops, costumes, and more. Four of our founding members – Alan Okada, Mieko Okada, Sandy Ikeda, and Jenny Wada – have pledged to match the first $20,000 donated toward this campaign. While we have made great progress this year, we still have a long way to go to meet our goal and would be grateful for any support you can give in 2020 and beyond. If you would like to contribute to our “Fun for the Future” campaign, please visit:


It was a joy and an honor to perform for and share our every-growing history with you all this past year. Now, as we enter 2020, we look forward to our future and are excited for the opportunities that await us in this new decade. From all of us to all of you, Happy New Year!

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