ten ten is an evolving art experiment with its roots in the Japanese folk tradition
in the Japanese alphabet, “ten ten” refers to two dots used to change the sound of a syllable. in the same spirit, ten ten strives to create its own unique voice for Japanese folk music breathing new life into this traditional art form


Monday, March 20
An afternoon of Japanese Folk Music at the  with Aki Takahashi (voice and shamisen) as part of her 10-10-20 project.  Presented by the University of Hawaii Music Department at 4:30.

Thursday, March 23, 2023
“AME II” Tears of the Earth concert presented by Kenny Endo. Taiko Centre of the Pacific.  Hawaii Theatre Center.

Sunday, May 7, 2023
Ten Ten performs a 45 minute set as part of a Salon concert series presented by the Gibson House Museum, North York. 1 pm and  3pm.

Saturday, May 13, 2023
Ten Ten performance at the Burlington Sakura Festival. Details TBA

Saturday, June 3, 2023
Special ten ten collaborative performance presented by Together We Rise – Celebrate Scarborough!  Scarborough Civic Centre. Time TBA.

Sunday, August 6, 2023
Ten Ten performs at Powell Street Festival. Details TBA

What's New

Hawaii performances in March

Aki will be performing in Hawaii for the first time..

Article of Aki Takahashi in The Bulletin

Aki Takahashi – celebrating 20 years of connecting through music..

“10-10-20” Project celebrating 20 years of performing in Canada

In commemoration of Aki’s 20th Anniversary of performing in Canada, she will present twenty solo performances at various venues throughout Canada and the US.  

Check out our new music videos!

With funding from the Canada Council for the Art’s Digital Now program, ten ten was able to produce three music videos. 

Forth album of original songs OIRO NAOSHI

ten ten is proud to release its 4th album “OIRO NAOSHI” (Evolving Colours) 

ten ten gratefully acknowledges funding from the following organizations: