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New Article Series – Taiko Music

We’re proud to announce the start of a new article series dedicated to Taiko Music! Each article highlights a particular taiko composition, exploring such elements as history, influences, compositional and performance practices, and legacy. The first article in the series is dedicated to “Suwa Ikazuchi,” composed by Oguchi Daihachi in … Continue reading

TaikoSource @ NATC 2015

We just registered for a space at the 2015 North American Taiko Conference Marketplace!! We’ll be there showing off the various offerings on the website, running photo slideshows and video playlists, and maybe selling some merchandise as well!! (Details TBD on the merchandise side of things…) We hope to see … Continue reading

Discography Updated

After a long period of not being updated, we’ve finally added new CDs, DVDs, and Purchase links to the Discography – head on over to the page to check it out! And remember, if you make a purchase through our link, a percentage of that purchase comes back to us, … Continue reading

Indiegogo Update

4 days in, and we’re at 15% of our goal! Thank you very much to everyone who has donated thus far. If you HAVEN’T donated yet, please visit the campaign page to learn more – Your support will not only help us continue to add new content to the website, … Continue reading

Announcing our Indiegogo Campaign

Hi everyone. Up until now, the development of TaikoSource has been a volunteer effort with researchers, composers, and performers contributing materials to almost every section of the site in order to create a resource for the whole community to share. This includes the Matsuri Database, featuring videos and pictures of … Continue reading

Featured Pages


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
Documenting the past, present, and future of taiko performance