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Big summer concert 2024 on Sunday, 1st September 2024 in the Luftschloss on Tempelhofer Field together with the Shamisen Trio Mitsune. Exact start time in the early evening of the event to be announced.

We will be playing on the weekend of 19th/20th and 21st July 2024 at the Animé Messe Babelsberg.

Saturday, 13th July 2024 we will play “Yes, we Kahn” Here it’s not the guests who sit on the barges, but the musicians! The music barges gradually stop at the five favourite places of the people of Luckau. Admission is free;-)

Along with the project “48 hours Neukölln” between 28th and 30th June 2024, we will present a new collaboration with dance, calligraphie and taiko: “Between brushed strokes and drumbeats: where light embraces the imaginary”. Where and when exactly will be announced as soon as possible.

On Friday, 7th June 2024 we will play from 17:50 – 18:15 on the occasion of the anniversary party “70 years – a great community” on the big stage in Fennpfuhlpark.

Party in Musikfabrik on Saturday, 27th April 2024 – a concert with Samba and Taiko – starting 6:30pm!

Hanami: Taiko – Picnic under cherry blossoms on Sunday, 21st April 2024 on TV-Asahi Cherry Blossom Alley from 14-16:30.


We’re braving the cold and playing ourselves hot at the small but lovely Merry Animé Fiesta at the Sage Beach eventlocation Berlin. The market opens its doors at 12 noon; we play our sets at 2 and 4 pm – afterwards you have the opportunity to hit the taiko yourself;-)

iki iki TAIKO at the Federal Government’s Open Day at the Federal Foreign Office in the morning and in the afternoon;-) Important: line up early at the entrance control (ID!), as we play already at 10:30 am in the Protocol Courtyard – and in the early afternoon we play in the World Hall! This on both days, on 19 and 20 August 2023. After our performances, there will again be the opportunity to try out Taiko for yourself;-)

Big summer concert by iki iki TAIKO with guest star Noriko Tadano from Japan (Shamisen) on Sunday, 9 July 2023 from 2 – 4 p.m. at the “Luftschloss” on Tempelhofer Feld – advance ticket sales already started – please see the link here;-)

At this year’s “Sparkling Summer” in Oranienburg Castle Park on 8th July 2023 – organised by Blasmusikverein Oranienburg e.V. – there will be theatre performances as well as Taiko at the Orangerie from 5 pm and a brass band concert from 8 pm.

Opening of the summer festival of the KreativitätsGrundschule Karlshorst on 7 July 2023 at 2 pm with Japanese drumming – encore: hands-on activities for you;-)

iki iki TAIKO at the Festival of the Special Olympics World Games 2023, which will take place for the first time in Berlin from 18 – 25 June 2023; we will enrich the supporting programme on 18 June with our Japanese drums at 2:45 pm in the Summer Garden of Messe Berlin.

For the crowning conclusion of the Dan examinations at the 4th Taekwondo Camp International, we will play at the Jerichow Monastery in Derben on 28 May 2023 at 8 pm.

Hanami in Berlin – on the former wall strip between Teltow and Lichterfelde the buds are bursting open and therefore you have to watch cherry blossoms! A “must” for the Japanese: Picnic under cherry blossoms – the epitome of perfect beauty and transience. This cherry blossom avenue is considered one of the most beautiful of all and on Saturday, 29.4.2023 from 3 p.m. we therefore invite you to a picnic: on the cherry blossom avenue at Lichterfelder Allee 165 in 14513 Teltow. More info:

Tulpenfest in Luckau on the 16th March 2023– the big Parc in the lovely region Spreewald will be trembling at 11:15 and at 12:45 am – each Taikoset lasts for about 40 minutes;-)

Open doors in the Musikfabrik Berlin -save the date: 11th March – starting at 4 pm with workshops of all kinds of percussion in the house, there will be concert of all musicians starting at 7 pm – we will play at 8 pm for about half an hour;-) See you there!!!


Autumn Party in the Musikfabrik Neukölln on Saturday, 5th November 2022, starting at 7 pm with the band Drum Kitchen, followed by a lot of Taiko drumming. With The Schredders, party will start…

40 waves – an audiovisual event – performance and lounge, presented by Simono – an artist in Berlin: paintings, visuals and sounds. After a taiko concert at 8 and 10 pm alongside audiovisual effects, a DJ will save our lives;)Tickets can be bought here.

Fashion summit in Berlin! We will play taiko and alongside, we will be acting as models for the label Susumu Ai in the Samurai Museum, Auguststraße 68 in Berlin-Mitte, on the 5th September 2022.

Celebration of 775 years Rehfelde – the event on the sports field Rehfelde (Elsholzstraße 6) starts at 6 pm on Friday, 2nd September 2022. We will play at 6:55 pm and at 7:35 pm.

Taiko and electronic sounds alongside the play-offs and finals of the Ubisoft E-Games in Berlin at Theater am Potsdamer Platz – Sunday, 21st of August 2022 starting at 2pm.

Taiko – concert and hands-on activities at the Ministries’ Open Day at the Federal Foreign Office at Werderscher Markt in Berlin-Mitte: on 20 and 21 August 2022 – we will play two sets of 20 minutes on each day: 10:30am and 1:30pm. Try to experience the magic of japanese drumming for yourself after one of those sets!

Commemoration Ceremony “Hiroshima and Nagasaki” – Saturday, 6th of August 2022 in Volkspark Friedrichshain – at 8:16am the bell of world piece will be rang; the program starts at 9:45am with some taiko sounds.

Summerfestival at the Institute for Japanese Language, Culture and History (Freie Universität Berlin) – Thursday, 30th of June 2022.

Happiyokai 2022 on Saturday, 11 June 2022 – all of our 11 taiko training groups will perform pieces they have currently worked on. The concert starts at 4pm in the large hall following the café on the ground floor in the Musikfabrik Neukölln, Neuköllnische Alle 6-8 in 12057 Berlin. Friends and acquaintances are cordially invited. The concert will be followed by the big annual party with join-in activities and a jam session.

Taiko picnic at the end of this year’s Hanami season (“cherry blossom show”) on Sunday, 8 May 2022 from 2 – 6 p.m. at the TV Asahi Kirschblütenallee in Teltow, on the former wall strip near Lichterfelder Allee 165. In addition to Japanese sounds to pause and perceive the transience of the beautiful moment, there will also be join-in offers for the curious in between.

Japanese drumming sounds under blossoming cherry trees on Wednesday, 20 April 2022 from 12 – 2:30 p.m. on TV Asahi Kirschblütenallee in Teltow, on the former Wall strip near Lichterfelder Allee 165 – concert on the occasion of the Japanese Cherry Blossom Weeks – organised by the City of Teltow and the Teltower Platte Environmental Initiative.


Taiko at the MEX, the Manga and Animée Fair in Berlin – 24th of October 2021 – Messehallen

Asian Festival – Gardens of the World in Berlin/Marzahn – 8th of August 2021

Big Concert: Celebration of 5 years iki iki TAIKO – ufaFabrik Berlin – 7th August 2021
Hoorray!!! What a great evening (DVD including the whole concert is available) – please, have a look:

Commemoration Ceremony “Hiroshima and Nagasaki” – 6th of August 2021


Taiko at the MEX – Manga and Animé Fair in Berlin – 25th October 2019

the whole performance was reorded by the organizers of the MEX and can be seen here:

Before Olympic Games in Tokyo: Party Kanu-Team Potsdam on 24th of January 2020


Taiko at the MEX – Manga and Animé Fair in Berlin – 25th October 2019

the whole performance was reorded by the organizers of the MEX and can be seen here:

Karin Flora Hirsch and iki iki TAIKO at the Japanese House and Garden Lebek – 18th October 2019

Our performance at the ufaFabrik Boulevard 2019 – an insight

Taiko, Ondo dances and Mikoshi at the Parade Carnival of Cultures on 9th June 2019

Ondo Berlin on 1st June 2019

Hanami – Cherryblossomfestival in Teltow on 28th April 2019

Hanami – Gardens of the World (Gärten der Welt) on 14th April 2019

House warming party in the new Musikfabrik

European Taiko Conference 4: iki iki TAIKO with friends – 22nd February 2019

Japanese Festival in the Urania Berlin – 26th and 27th of January 2

Moving into the Musikfabrik – “Richtfest” December 2018

Japanese Art in a japanese Zen-garden and the sound of japanese


drums – October 2018

European Karate-Championship – 22th/23th September 2018

Taiko at the Berlin Marathon 2018

Drumfestival Wodoscussion 8th September 2018 in Woltersdorf

Commemorating- day 6th August 2018…

Celebration Concert: 5 years Akaishi Daiko in Magdeburg – 23rd June 2018

Japanese Summer Dance Festival – Ondo Berlin 2nd June 2018

Ondo Dances and Mikoshi at the Parade Carnival of Cultures – 20th May 2018

17th Japanese Cherry Blossom Festival in Teltow – Hanami 2018

Japanese Festival – Urania Berlin 2018


Berlin Marathon 2017 – first collaboration with Taiko-Connection

“Arts meet Garden” 2017 – close to former Airport Tempelhof

ufaFabrik Boulevard 2017- one of our first bigger performances:

Japan Festival – Urania Berlin 2017