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Interview with Yuta Kato Now Available!

The next interview in the TaikoSource Oral History Project has been posted! Today, we feature a conversation with Yuta Kato, Principal and Instructor at the Los Angeles Taiko Institute, in which we discuss the origins of LATI and its associated performance group unit One, as well as Yuta’s own performance … Continue reading

TaikoSource at NATC – An Invitation!

Attention taiko creative types! Are you attending NATC and have some merchandise you’d like to sell, but don’t have a table in the Marketplace! TaikoSource is interested in helping you find a space for your products! We’ll be at NATC next month with a demo station where you can check … Continue reading

New Taiko Music Article – Hiryū San-dan Gaeshi

The next article in the Taiko Music series has been released, devoted to the Oguchi Daihachi/Osuwa Daiko composition “Hiryū San-dan Gaeshi.” Visit the article page to check it out!

Announcing the Taiko Oral History Project

We’re proud to announce the 2nd of our new projects – the Taiko Oral History Project! For this project, we’re speaking to performers, educators, and anyone else involved in taiko performance today as part of our mission to document the past, present, and future of taiko performance. We begin the … Continue reading

A Return to Twitter!

We’ve revived our Twitter account, and will be using it to share now only site news but also taiko-related news from around the world!

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