As part of the Nisei Week Japanese Festival, the Japanese American Cultural and Community Center, 244 S. San Pedro St. in Little Tokyo, will host the annual Taiko Gathering, featuring a dozen groups from around Southern California.
The schedule is as follows:
11 a.m.: Kodama Taiko (Pasadena)
11:30 a.m. Yuujou Taiko (South San Gabriel)
12 p.m.: Togen Daiko (Oxnard Buddhist Temple)
12:30 p.m.: L.A. Taiko Ichiza (Little Tokyo)
1 p.m.: Makoto Taiko (Pasadena)
1:30 p.m.: Koshin Taiko (Venice Japanese Community Center)
2 p.m.: Taiko Effect (Torrance)
2:30 p.m.: Crespi Taiko (Crespi High School, Encino)
3 p.m.: Yoki Daiko (Tenrikyo Mission, Boyle Heights)
3:30 p.m.: PROTA (Los Angeles)
4 p.m.: Kishin Daiko (East San Gabriel Valley Japanese Community Center, West Covina)
4:30 p.m.: Senryu Taiko (UC Riverside)
The JACCC Plaza Beer Garden will be open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
For more information on Nisei Week events at JACCC, visit: www.jaccc.org/nisei-week