Tamagawa University Taiko and Dance Troupe

Tamagawa University Taiko and Dance Troupe returns to the Philadelphia-area for a series of performances of thundering taiko drumming and folkloric Japanese dance. A crowd-favorite and frequent performer at the annual Subaru Cherry Blossom Festival, the troupe returns to the area in 2024 for performances at Swarthmore College and West Chester University in the week leading up to Sakura Weekend, the festival’s centerpiece event.

Dancers with the Tamagawa University Taiko and Dance Troupe during a performance at Swarthmore College.

Swarthmore College

Monday, April 8, 2024

Pearson-Hall Theatre
Lang Performing Arts Center
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Admission to the Swarthmore College performance is free and open to the public. No reservation is required, but seating is limited, first-come, first-seated.

West Chester University

Tuesday, April 9, 2024

Emilie K. Asplundh Concert Hall
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Admission to the West Chester University performance is $17–27, with discounts available for students, seniors, and based on seat selection. Get Tickets >>

About the Performers

The Tamagawa University Taiko and Dance performs both modern and traditional styles of Japanese performing arts that come together for a performance that is both athletic and graceful. The show is a visually stunning display of art and artistry that has become an annual favorite for Cherry Blossom Festival audiences.

From the College of Arts in Tokyo, Tamagawa University has been touring the world since 1961, visiting Mexico, England, Greece, Canada, Malaysia, Russia, Indonesia, Africa, and the United States. The troupe has toured extensively on the East Coast, including performances at the Kennedy Center and the National Cherry Blossom Festival.

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