About Us

Togen Daiko was formed April 1996 at the Oxnard Buddhist Temple in California with only a handful of people and has now grown to a group of 22 members diverse in cultural background and age. Our style is Japanese American Buddhist taiko that emphasizes group harmony and shared development. Our pieces are group-composed and shaped by Artistic Director Bruce Arikawa, a past member of Los Angeles' Kinnara Taiko, who joined the group January 1997 and took over the teaching responsibility.