Kristy Oshiro is a professional taiko artist based in Sacramento and the San Francisco Bay Area with over 25 years of experience. Founder and Artistic Director of the Tsubaki Ensemble, Queer Taiko, and SOKO Taiko, Creative Director of Placer Ume Taiko, instructor of San Mateo Buddhist Temple Taiko, and a vendor for Visions in Education Charter School, Kristy also teaches taiko drumming classes in many cities from Nevada City to San Mateo and is available for group performances, touring, collaborations, school assemblies, residencies, workshops, private lessons, original compositions, corporate team building, rearrangement work, and artistic consultation. (Photo Credit: Katharine Govea Saunders)

Original Composition: Earth & sky

Original Composition: Ha!

Performance with wiz khalifa and nana ouyang

Upcoming Performances

Free Virtual Queer Taiko Performance and Workshop

Queer Taiko will take center stage with a full live broadcast of energetic, thunderous taiko drumming right from OACC’s Auditorium! Led by acclaimed taiko artist Kristy Oshiro, this Bay Area-based community ensemble is a diverse group of LGBTQIA+ and allies committed to building community and awareness through Japanese taiko drumming Their spirited performance showcase will be followed by an interactive workshop and audience Q&A session. RSVP for free at the Oakland Asian Cultural Center event page: https://oacc.cc/event/heart-filled-heritage-series-queer-taiko/

Free Virtual Performance for Oakland Public Libraries

Come and learn about the Japanese art of Taiko! Feel the thunderous sounds of the drums vibrating through your body as language, culture, and history combine into an exciting educational experience with master drummer Kristy Oshiro. This is a virtual event hosted by the Oakland Public Libraries. RSVP for free at https://www.oaklandlibrary.org/events/online-program/kristy-oshiro-taiko-artistkristy-oshiro-artista-de-taiko

Free Virtual Performance for San Mateo Public Libraries

Come and learn about the Japanese art of Taiko! Feel the thunderous sounds of the drums vibrating through your body as language, culture, and history combine into an exciting educational experience with master drummer Kristy Oshiro. This is a virtual event hosted by the San Mateo Public Libraries. For most updated information on how to sign up visit https://www.cityofsanmateo.org/4292/Virtual-Programs

Upcoming Classes