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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.

Taiko Legacy 11 & Reduction 2, December 20- 21, 2014

Taiko Legacy 11 &
Reduction 2 - 2014

December 20- 21, 2014
The Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago


Summer Workshop
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Experience the art of Japanese drumming!!


New CD on sale now


Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year! Tsukasa started the new year with our annual oshougatsu custom of playing taiko at Mitsuwa Marketplace’s mochitsuki.
We wish everyone a happy and healthy 2015!
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2015 Upcoming Performances


Tuesday, January 20 2015
Everett Elementary School : Lake Forest 60045
Educational Program

Wednesday, January 21 2015
Cherokee Elementary School : Lake Forest 60045
Educational Program

Wednesday, January 21 2015
Sheridan Elementary School : Lake Forest 60045
Educational Program

Wednesday, January 28 2015
Edison Middle School : Wheaton 60189
Educational Program

Thursday, January 29 2015
Elmer H. Franzen Intermediate School
730 N. Catalpa Ave. Itasca, IL 60143
A performance of Japanese drumming for Culture Night 2015

Saturday, January 31 2015 @1pm & 3pm
Oak Park and River Forest School
201 North Scoville Ave.
Oak Park, IL 60302

Saturday, January 31 2015 @8:30pm
TACCGC Chinese New Year Party
Hyatt Regency O'hare
9300 Bryn Mawr Ave. Rosemont, IL 60018

Friday, February 13 2015 @8:00pm
Chicago Composers Orchestra
Vittum Theater
1012 N. Noble St. Chicago, IL 60642

please visit the complete listing page


JASC: Japanese American Service Committee of Chicago

AIR midwest

Celebrating its 67th year of serving the community, 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.

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.



Tsukasa Taiko is a program of Asian Improv aRts Midwest and the Japanese American Service Committee of Chicago and is supported in part by the Illinois Arts Council, the MacArthur Fund for Arts and Culture at the Richard H. Driehaus Foundation, the Alphawood Foundation, Corbett, Duncan & Hubly pc, JCCC Foundation and The Joyce Foundation.

Tsukasa Taiko, acknowledgments

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
Larry Philipee
Adebukola Bodunrin