Being open to inspiration (and education) from other percussion forms helps expand options for creating Taiko pieces.
From the pas.org website…
The 40 Percussive Arts Society International Drum Rudiments © consist of the traditional 26 rudiments along with a number of drum corps, orchestral, European, and contemporary drum rudiments.
This listing was an outgrowth of a five-year project compiled by the PAS International Drum Rudiment Committee, a highly select group of percussionists, organized and chaired by Jay Wanamaker.
It is the hope of the International Drum Rudiment Committee that this new listing of rudiments will create a new vocabulary of drum rudiments that will serve contemporary percussionists for many years to come.
View the Rudiments Online… http://www.pas.org/resources/education/Rudiments1/RudimentsOnline.aspx
Listen to the Rudiments… http://www.pas.org/resources/education/Rudiments1/RudimentsSound.aspx