Check out the Tukasa Taiko / TaikoLegacy Gallery . Photo courtesy of Ken Carl 773 294 6025 Ken Carl Photography, LLC.

TSUKASA TAIKO & TAIKO LEGACY - a leading community program for Japanese drumming and performing arts

Our Collaborators: TSUKASA TAIKO

Our Collaborators
and Friends

Tsukasa Taiko is proud of our collaborative efforts with various aspects of the arts.

History and Achievements of Tsukasa Taiko

History & Achievements
of Tsukasa Taiko

The birth of Tsukasa Taiko broke new ground in the Chicago taiko community.


Toyoaki Shamisen

the Japanese traditional lute, SHAMISEN !


Summer Caomp 2015
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Experience the art of Japanese drumming!!

Tsukasa Taiko is a program of Asian Improv aRts Midwest and a resident at Japanese American Service Committee of Chicago and is supported in part by the Illinois Arts Council, the MacArthur Fund for Arts & Culture at the Richard H. Driehaus Foundation, the Alphawood Foundation, CDH P.C., JCCC Foundation, CityArts by City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) Cultural Grants Program and The Joyce Foundation.

Tsukasa Taiko, acknowledgments

2015 Upcoming Performances

Saturday, July 4 @11am
The 24th Annual 4th on 53rd Parade of Hyde Park
Hyde Park, Chicago 60637

Tuesday, July 7 @7pm
Polish Triangle Coalition
Milwaukee/Division/Ashland Avenues at the Blue Line stop 60642

Saturday, July 18 @1pm
Millennium Park Family Fun Festival
Family Fun Performance Stage
Millennium Park, Chase Promenade North
201 E. Randolph St., Chicago, IL 60601

Sunday, July 19 @7am
Rock'n' Roll Marathon

Sunday, July 19 @3pm
36th Annual Chinatown Summer Fair

Saturday, August 1
Mitsuwa Bon Odori
100 E. Algonquin Rd.
Arlington Heights, IL 60005

Saturday, August 1
Sunday, August 2
The Morton Arboretum
4100 Illinois Route 53
Lisle, IL 60532

Wednesday, August 5 @6:30pm
Midway Plaisance Park
1130 Midway Plaisance North, Chicago, IL 60637

Thursday, August 6 @5pm
Oak Park Festival

Saturday, August 8 @6:30pm
Ping Tom Park
1700 S. Wentworth Ave., Chicago, IL 60616

Tuesday, August 11 @6:30pm
Haas Park
2402 N. Washtenaw Ave., Chicago, IL 60647

Friday, August 14
Project UI-ssi-gu 2015
Millennium Park

Sunday, August 16 @1pm
Millennium Park Family Fun Festival
Family Fun Performance Stage
Millennium Park, Chase Promenade North
201 E. Randolph St., Chicago, IL 60601

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TSUKASA at Community Shows

Please visit: Educational and Community Programs

Photo Gallery:TSUKASA at Community Shows

AIRMW: Asian Improv aRts Midwest

AIR midwest

Asian Improv aRts Midwest's mission is to build a vital, self-empowered Asian American community in the Chicago area by advancing the understanding and profile of Asian and Asian American cultures through the traditional and contemporary cultural arts. AIRMW is dedicated to creating productive relationships with artists, community and institutions in order to produce high quality arts programs that accurately reflect the multi-cultural, multi-ethnic reality of Chicago and the nation. Visit for more information.

JASC: Japanese American Service Committee of Chicago

AIR midwest

Founded in 1946, the mission of the Japanese American Service Committee of Chicago is to preserve and raise awareness of Japanese American culture and heritage, and promote the physical and spiritual well-being of Japanese Americans and the greater multicultural community in the Midwest. Visit for more information.

Our annual Taiko Legacy show is hosted by the Edlis Neeson Theater at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago.

Museum of Contemporary Art

Special thanks to our Media providers:
Ken Carl Photography, LLC. (, Mayumi Lake (, Kazu Yamamoto, Larry Philipee, Adebukola Bodunrin and friends of Tsukasa Taiko.