All events are free and open to the public unless noted otherwise.
For more information about any of these events,
Contact Reiko.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017 - 7:30 pm
San Diego State University Montezuma Hall Theater, San Diego, CA.

Thursday, February 2, 2017 - 6:45-9:45 pm
Performs with East West Quintet, Laguna Ritz-Carlton, Dana Point, CA. Corporate event.

Saturday, December 31, 2016 - 6-10 pm
Performs with East West, New Year's Eve dinner, Ponsaty's Restaurant, Rancho Santa Fe, CA.

Thursday, December 8, 2016 - 5:30 pm
Japan Society of San Diego and Tijuana reception, Kyocera House, La Jolla, CA.

Friday, November 11, 2016 - 7 pm
Society of Neuroscience International Conference, Marriott Marquis & Marina, San Diego, CA.

Monday, October 24, 2016 - 12 pm
Port of San Diego, National Arts & Humanities Week, San Diego, CA.

Thursday, October 20, 2016 - 5:30 pm
Japan Society of San Diego & Tijuana Annual Awards Dinner, Japanese Friendship Garden, San Diego, CA. 

Sundays, September 18 & 25, 2016 - 1:45 pm
Optimum Health Society, San Diego, CA.

Friday, September 9, 2016 - 7:00-9:00 pm
Zoological Lighting Society Dinner, Japanese Friendship Garden, San Diego, CA.

Saturday, August 13, 2016 - 9:30 am
Performs with East West, Hilton Bayfront, San Diego, CA.  Corporate event.

Saturday, July 16, 2016 - 5:15 pm
Wedding, Japanese Friendship Garden, San Diego, CA.  Private event.

Thursday, June 30, 2016 - 5-10 pm
Performs with East West, Mingei Museum, San Diego, CA.  Corporate event.

Tuesday, June 14, 2016 - 5:30 pm
Soroptimist International, Handlery Hotel, San Diego, CA.

Thursday, May 19, 2016 - 6 pm
LINQ Hotel, Las Vegas, NV.  Corporate event.

Friday, May 6, 2016
Museum of Making Music, Carlsbad, CA.

Thursday, March 31, 2016 - 7 pm
UCSD Matsuri Festival, La Jolla, CA.




  • Reiko Obata - Koto

    Japanese American koto performer Reiko Obata based in San Diego, California plays traditional and contemporary Japanese koto music. To book a performance, Contact Reiko.

  • East West Jazz

    East West Jazz is a multi-instrumental jazz band featuring Reiko Obata on the koto, blending traditional sounds with jazz and contemporary music.

  • Kotos and More

    The #1 English-language online shop where you can buy Japanese Koto and many other Japanese traditional instruments and accessories. Ships worldwide! Owned by Reiko Obata.