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Taiko Music History: Miyake

Chronologically, the next article in the TaikoSource Music History article series should be about Kodo‘s arrangement of Mistake Kamitsuki Mikoshi-daiko, better know as “Miyake.” However, Ben already wrote an article about the subject for ESTO ES TAIKO in 2015! Check it out!

2016 Taiko Census

The Taiko Community Alliance is holding the 2016 Taiko Census in an attempt to learn more about the taiko community. The information gained during the census will be used to learn more about the state of the art form – who is playing taiko, where they are playing, etc. – … Continue reading

End of April Update

Somehow, we’re at the end of April! How time flies. A few updates as we look towards May: Wendy has added a new song to the Song Database! Check on the page for Michinoku, composed by Mitsuki Sato and available for purchase online via the Taiko Center of Kyoto’s Online Store. A … Continue reading

New Music History Article: O-Daiko

After a long delay, we’re happy to announce the release of the next TaikoSource Music History Article: “O-daiko”! In this article, we explore the history of this iconic piece, revealing its origins in festival drumming, the manner in which this drumming was fused with visual influences from the movies, and … Continue reading

New Interview with Eien Hunter-Ishikawa Now Available

We’re pleased to announce the release with our next interview, with musician and educator Eien Hunter-Ishikawa. In this interview, we talk with Eien about his performance background, moving between different musical spheres, and the cats of composition and collaboration. Visit the Interview page to listen to the interview or download … Continue reading

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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