About Placer Ume Taiko (PUT)

The Placer Ume Taiko group of Penryn, California was established in 2003 in collaboration with Tiffany Tamaribuchi , an internationally known taiko master and founder of Sacramento Taiko Dan. The purpose of PUT is to help promote and preserve the culture and spirit of playing traditional Japanese taiko drums.

With the generous support and sponsorship of the Placer Buddhist Church and the Placer Buddhist Women's Association, Placer Ume Taiko continues to grow and thrive. PUT performs at numerous events in the region during the year. See our Events link for scheduled upcoming performances.

PUT has adult and youth performing groups who meet weekly. We welcome new members to learn the traditional drumming of Japan. Classes are held on Sundays at the Placer Buddhist Church in Penryn, and last about an hour. Beginning youth and adult classes happen regularly. For more information about our taiko classes, please email us at placerumetaiko@gmail.com