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Chibi Taiko performs on Sat. August 22!

The rhythmic beating of Japanese drums is coming to Summer at Nikkei Garden.

Summer at Nikkei Garden attendees on Saturday August 22nd will be treated to the rhythmic beating of Japanese drums performed by Chibi Taiko.

Chibi Taiko is the first children’s taiko ensemble in Canada. The group was founded in 1993 with the goal of passing this unique and dynamic performing art on to the next generation of Asian Canadians. Members range in age from 6 to 23 years old. The group’s philosophy emphasizes cooperation, leadership, responsibility and spirituality in addition to the physical and musical discipline needed to build a cohesive and dynamic taiko ensemble. Learn more at:

Chibi Taiko has delighted audiences at our Nikkei Matsuri festival every year since its inaugural beginning in 2013, as well as at numerous other charitable gatherings at Nikkei Centre. 

They have performed for events such as the Queen’s Golden Jubilee, Vancouver Folk Music Festival, Vancouver International Children’s Festival, Powell Street Festival, Taiko Jam 2007 at the North American Taiko Conference, corporate events, and fundraisers for numerous charitable organizations. Chibi Taiko was also featured in a promotional video for the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver.


Advanced tickets are available here. Limited walk-in spaces are available, and may need to wait for entry. Full details are available on our EventBrite page.

Here’s a snippet of their performance from our 2018 Nikkei Matsuri festival!