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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.

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 !


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Experience the art of Japanese drumming!!

Tsukasa Taiko, acknowledgments

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.

Beginner Workshop

7月30日(土曜日) 5pm
Horn Stash: 742 E. Northwest Hwy. Palatine, IL 60074




2016 Upcoming Performances

Tuesday, July 26 @7pm
Skokie Park District: Tuesday Family Festivals
Devonshire Park
4422 Greenwood Skokie, IL 60076

Saturday, July 30 @10:00am
Dragon Boat FestivalLake Arlington: Flentie Park
E. Mulberry Ln. and N. Birchwood Ln. Arlington Heights, IL 60004

Tuesday, August 2
Montessori Language Academy
Forest Park, IL 60130
Private Educational Program

Tuesday, August 2 @6pm
Hass Park: Night Out in the Park
2402 N. Washtenaw Ave., Chicago, IL 60604

Friday, August 5
Millennium Park Family Fun Festival
Family Fun Performance Stage
201 E. Randolph St., Chicago, IL 60601

Friday, August 5 @6pm
Ping Tom Park: Night Out in the Park
1700 S. Wentworth Ave., Chicago, IL 60616

Saturday, August 6 @12pm & 3pm
Destination Asia Festival
The Morton Arboretum
4100 Illinois Route 53 Lisle, IL 60532

Sunday, August 7 @12pm & 3pm
Destination Asia Festival
The Morton Arboretum
4100 Illinois Route 53 Lisle, IL 60532

Tuesday, August 9 @5:30pm
Polish Triangle Coalition's "Tuesday at the Triangle"
Milwaukee/Division/Ashland Ave. at the Blue Line stop
Chicago, IL 60622

Saturday, August 13
Mitsuwa Bon Odori
100 E. Algonquin Rd.
Arlington Heights, IL 60005

Sunday, August 14 @5pm
UL-SSI-GU 2016
Wrigley Square, Millennium Park
Chicago, IL 60601

Saturday, August 20 @12:30pm
Albany Park World Festival
Kimball and Lawrence Chicago, IL 60625

Saturday, August 20 @6pm
Margate Park: Night Out in the Park
4921 N. Marine Dr. Chicago, IL 60640

Saturday, September 3 @5pm
Chicago Jazz Festival: Miyumi Project Big Band
Jay Pritzker Pavilion

Friday, September 9 @12pm
World Music Festival 2016
Richard J. Daley Center
50 W. Washington St. Chicago, IL 60602

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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.