Ryukyukoku Matsuri Daiko Hawaii

About RMD

RMD originated in Okinawa in 1982, combining traditional Eisa and Karate forms with contemporary influences and music to create a new and unique taiko style. The club has grown tremendously and now includes chapters all around the world. Our own Hawaii chapter now includes branches Oahu, Kauai, Maui and the Big Island. Ryukyukoku Matsuri Daiko's members are committed to working together to build and maintain cross-cultural friendships. They invite people of all backgrounds to join them in exploring and perpetuating Okinawan culture through the art and spirit of taiko.

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Watch Us Perform

RMD Hawaii performs at many public festivals and other events throughout the year. Please come to see us perform!

JCCH Ohana New Years Festival

Moili'ili Field
Sunday, January 14

Ko Ryukyu - The Dawn of Ryukyu

Hawaii Okinawan Center
July 24, 2018 - 7:00pm

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Learn Taiko

Central Oahu - Salt Lake District Park

RMD Hawaii offers beginning taiko classes through the Department of Parks and Recreation. To enroll in a beginner class, please contact the district park or visit one of our classes.

Fridays, 6:45 - 7:45pm

Note: The park is closed on holidays. There will be no class on April 14.

For more information call (808) 282-2433 or email

East Oahu - Kapahulu Center

The Okinawan Culture Class at the Kapahulu Center offers a mix of activities, varying from odaiko, paranku and shishimai. We have something for everyone, as we welcome all ages to join us in learning about the Okinawan Culture!

Sundays, 4:00-5:00pm Beginning Taiko & Shishimai
Sundays, 5:00-6:00pm Paranku & Advanced Shishimai
Sundays, 6:30-7:30pm Advanced Taiko

For more information call (808) 285-3905 or email

Department of Parks and Recreation Website

Registration Form

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Contact Us

Mailing Address

PO Box 1733
Aiea, HI 96701


Please contact:
Melissa - (808) 282-2433


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