Hikari Taiko has been together for 30 years, and is based out of the Southeast Japanese School and Cultural Center in Norwalk.  Our name, Hikari, means “brightness” or “light” in Japanese, and it is our wish to express light and energy through our love of taiko playing.  
We strive to keep the traditions of taiko alive through a repertoire of classic and modern rhythmic expressions and movements.  We hope to enlighten our audience to the rich Japanese culture and to promote the understanding of its artistic heritage.


Recent Updates


Pictures from our performances at the Stardust Art Festival and Glennfest, and at the Kiwanis Inauguration party in Long Beach were added to the Photos page


Hikari Taiko will be performing twice at GlennFest at the Downey Theatre on Sunday, October 2!  Check out our Events page for more details!

New pictures from the 2016 Nisei Week Closing Ceremony and Ondo, and the Sato Academy Dedication were added to the Photos page

Two more gigs were added to the Events page


New pictures from the 2016 Nisei Week events were added to the Photos page

Two new gigs were added to the Events page

See our newest members in our Members section