1,000 Taiko performances across the US in 5 years

Hi, my name is Takumi Kato, and I am a professional Japanese Taiko drumming performer from Japan. My family and I moved to the US with a dream of performing 1,000 times with my three children across 50 states in 5 years. It started in Oct 2022, with 176 performances done as of Feb 25th 2023. To know us more, please visit: https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/news/videos/20230105112509040/

We are not performing for monetary gain or popularity. We want to share the beauty and culture of Taiko with many Americans for cultural exchange. This initiative is the only thing we can do as Taiko players and new migrants. This fundraising, along with donations and honorarium at performances, will support our living and tour costs for five years. I sincerely appreciate your kind support.

Coming tours:
San Francisco,CA(April,8-13,2023)
Hawaii (June-July,2023)

My profile as Taiko performer:
Performance video:

Donations (63)

  • zuggueith fernandez
    • $20 
    • 3 mos
  • Sarah Douglas
    • $20 
    • 3 mos
  • Hiromi Altman
    • $30 
    • 3 mos
  • Meitetsu Todaka
    • $50 
    • 3 mos
  • Wendy Jedlicka
    • $50 
    • 5 mos

Fundraising team (4)

Takumi Kato
Raised $1,020 from 19 donations
Ojai, CA
Sophia Shiozawa
Team member
Raised $50 from 1 donation
Haruka Takanuma
Team member
Raised $25 from 1 donation
Nicholas Craig
Team member
This team raised $1,663 from 42 other donations.

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