about TENKO

Revue HTB Tenko, founded in 1987, has its home base in Nagasaki, Japan. Music, dance and theatre are the key points of Tenko performances. The musicians play the taiko, the samisen, the Japanese flute and other instruments with seemingly playful ease and they perform humorist musical acts in a virtuous way. With thunderous percussion Tenko creates a visual and musical spectacle fusing the traditional and modern music and culture of Japan sublimely.
It is this versatile mix of musical and theatrical expression which distinguishes Tenko from other percussion groups and with which they fill theatre halls worldwide. Tenko has performed in many countries such as the Netherlands, Belgium, Armenia, Australia, Egypt, France , Georgia, Germany, Greece, Israel, Italy, Jordan, Korea, Lebanon, Poland, Russia, Syria, Thailand and Vietnam.


1987   Founded by Mondori Isaya in Osaka.

1997   450 years of friendly ties Japan -Portugal (San Luis Theater, Lisbon)
      New Zealand Concert Tour
      10th anniversary of friendly ties Osaka – Val d’ Oise (France)

1998   25th anniversary of restored diplomatic relations China –

1999   Holland Concert Tour
      New Zealand Concert Tour

2000   PRIDE Grand Prix 2000 (Tokyo Dome)
      46th World Table Tennis Championships Opening Ceremony Osaka

2001   Performance in New York, USA
      East Asian Olympics (Osaka Dome)

2002   European Concert tour
      Athenes Festival (Odeon of Herodes Atticus, Athens Greece)

2004   European Concert tour
      The Middle East Concert tour (Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, Egypt)
      The Baalbeck International Festival (Lebanon)
      Jerash Festival (Jordan)
      Cairo Citadel Music Festival (Egypt)
      Damascus International Festival (Syria)

2005   Nihon no Taiko (The National Theatre of Japan)

2006   European Concert tour

2007   Royal Flora Ratchaphruek (Thailland)
      Festival Spring of Culture (Bahrain)

2008   European Concert tour

2009   Poland Concert Tour

2010   European Concert tour

2011   The Netherlands – Germany Tour
      Nishihonganji Otobutai (Kyoto)

2012   European Concert tour
      Georgia – Armenia Concert Tour

2013   SAKURA Festival (Amstelveen, The Netherlands)
      40th years of ASEAN – Japan friendship performance (Vietnam)

2014   European Concert tour
      Israel performance
      Concert in the Netherlands

2015   23th World Scout Jamboree
      Japan Festival in Vietnam (Vietnam)
      Milano Expo (Italy)

2016   Russian Concert Tour (Russia, Moldova)
      Expo Antalya (Turkey)
      STAR of ASIA (Kazakhstan)
      Japan Festival in Vietnam (Vietnam)

2017   Oerol Festival (Terschelling, The Netherlands)
      Vilnius Festival (Lithuania)
      Kinkakuji Otobutai (Kyoto)

2018   Concert in the Netherlands
      Korean Concert Tour

2019   Russian Concert Tour