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TaikoSource is Now On Tumblr!

We now have a page on Tumblr! It’ll be helping to sync all of our various social media presences, both making it easier for us to post taiko-related tidbits but also giving you another way to find us. Follow the link to check it out!

New Music History Article: Symmetrical Soundscapes

We’re happy to announce the release of the next in the Music History article series. Today, we look at Kenny Endo’s “Symmetrical Soundscapes”! This piece not only was part of a movement towards solo taiko performance in the 1980s, but is a reflection of the diverse musical experiences brought into … Continue reading

New Interview with Jonathan Kirby

We’re happy to announce the next installment of our interview series! This time, Ben (virtually) sat down with Jonathan Kirby, founder of Kagemusha Taiko. We discuss the origins of Kagemusha Taiko, the goals and philosophies that have driven its development and activities, and the upcoming European Taiko Conference. Visit the interview page … Continue reading

Video-a-day series on Facebook

We’ve started a new series of posts on our Facebook account. Starting today, we’re striving to post one taiko-related video every day. There’s a lot of great videos out there, and what better way to use Facebook than to share them with others! We begin with the piece that started … Continue reading

New Interview with Gastón San Cristobal

It’s October, and with the new month comes a new Interview! Today we’re featuring our interview with Gastón San Cristobal. Gastón is co-founder and director of ESTO ES TAIKO, the first magazine outside of Japan dedicated to taiko performance. He is also a member of Shinzui Daiko in Buenos Aires, … 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