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ECTC 2019 Photos and Slideshow Now Available!

Photos from last weekend’s (February 22-24) 2019 East Coast Taiko Conference are now available on our SmugMug page! Visit the gallery at ! Additionally, the slideshow that played during the Closing Session can be viewed on our YouTube channel:

Class Map Now Available!

We have converted our listings of public taiko classes and schools to a new searchable map! Check it out!

New Taiko Music History Article: Gendai ni Ikiru

We’re happy to announce the release of a new?Taiko Music History article! This time, we’re exploring “Gendai ni Ikiru,” composed by Gary Tsujimoto for San Jose Taiko?in 1978. In this article, we explore the jazz influences within this SJT standard, and how it “joins the traditional rhythms of Japanese drumming … Continue reading

New Music History Article: “Ashura”

We’re happy to announce the release of the newest article in the TaikoSource Taiko Music history series! This time, we look at Kinnara Taiko’s “Ashura,” and how the piece is linked to Kinnara Taiko’s origins as well as the broader history of horaku in the Buddhist church. Many thanks to … Continue reading

Taiko Center of the Pacific Fellowship

The application deadline for the Taiko Center of the Pacific is Wednesday, May 2. The Fellowship is a one-year scholarship to study traditional and contemporary taiko in Honolulu, Hawaii. ?The 2018-2019 Fellowship begins summer 2018 (start date flexible). ?Applications are due May 2 each year. List of past & present … Continue reading

Featured Pages

Song Database

A database of taiko songs, including Copyleft compositions anyone can play


A collection of articles about the many facets of learning and playing taiko

Taiko Clipart

Free to Use taiko-themed art and photos

Group Map

A searchable map of taiko groups around the world
Documenting the past, present, and future of taiko performance