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Matsuri Section Updated

In order to better serve you, our readers, we’ve made some changes to the Matsuri section. The Matsuri Listing and Matsuri Database are now featured on separate pages, allowing you to focus on the section in which you’re most interested. Of course, these sections are interwoven, but we believe this … Continue reading

Matsuri Database Update: Sanno Matsuri

We’re happy to announce our latest – and biggest – update to our Matsuri database! We now have an entry for Tokyo’s Sanno Matsuri, one of the city’s three largest festivals. This update is particularly exciting, as it features more photos and videos than ever before! There are over 100 … Continue reading

Video Sneak Peak

We’re in the middle of preparations for our next major Matsuri database entry, but to tide you over we wanted to give you a quick sneak peek!

TaikoSource Access Survey

Hi everyone. We’ve launched an online poll to determine how you all are accessing TaikoSource and finding out about our updates. If you could, please take a moment and take the embedded survey below. It’ll help us determine how we can best serve you, our readers, in terms of providing … Continue reading

Flickr Page Location Update

Hi everyone! Our Flickr page URL has changed, so be sure to update your bookmarks! You can now find us at We’re doing a little maintenance right now, but everything should be up momentarily.

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Resources about purchasing or making drums and other instruments

Taiko Clipart

Free to Use taiko-themed art and photos

Group Map

A searchable map of taiko groups around the world

Song Database

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