The mission of the Kona Hongwanji Taiko Group is to share and perpetuate the history, tradition and culture of taiko to the community in the most positive light


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If you want to join the Kona Hongwanji Taiko Group, open enrolement is held on the last Thursday of September.

Current Officers:

President: Carson Nishida

Vice President: Hayden Nishida

Secretary: Jade Edmundson

Treasurer: Lynn Aoki-Tokuyama

Directors: Jordan Ciriako & Daren Katayama

Senior Instructors: Daren Katayama & Alan Matsumoto

Instructors: Jordan Ciriako & Kristyn Katayma

The official taiko group for the Kona Hongwanji, they perform at various events and Bon Dances.

If you have any questions, please feel free to call the main temple office at: (808) 323-2993