Tamagawa University Dance and Taiko Group

North American Tour

Thundering taiko drumming meets traditional Japanese dance as nearly thirty drummers and dancers from Tamagawa University take the stage. It is one of the top-ranking taiko groups in Japan coming out of Japan’s top performing arts university. Tamagawa University Dance and Taiko Group has been touring the world since 1961, visiting Mexico, England, Greece, Canada, Malaysia, Indonesia, Africa and the United States. We have been touring extensively in East Coast since 2003, which includes performances at the Kennedy Center, the National Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington DC., the Subaru Cherry
Blossom Festival of Greater Philadelphia, and the NBA Half-time show at the Wachovia Center We are so excited to be a part of the National Cherry Blossom Festival again!

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Travel to Japan is open once again, and we invite you experience and explore Japan firsthand. Learn more about the Festival partners who would love to help you plan your trip!


What began with a gift in 1912 at the Tidal Basin is now a four-week extravaganza spanning Washington, DC, and neighboring communities in Maryland and Virginia. From exciting events to convenient hotels, delectable Cherry Picks restaurants to, vibrant Art in Bloom installations, and a jaw-dropping City in Bloom to joyful Petal Porches, see the Washington, DC area as you can only see it once a year!