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 !


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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2日(土曜日) 5pm
Horn Stash: 744 E. Northwest Hwy. Palatine, IL 60074

2016 Upcoming Performances

Sunday, June 26 
Japan Day Festival: Japantown Peace Plaza
1610 Geary Blvd. San Francisco, CA 94115

Friday, July 1 @1:30pm
Camp Spotlighters in Highland Park
Highland Park, IL 60035
Private Educational Program

Monday, July 4
City of Hyde Park 4th of July Parade
Chicago, IL 60615

Thursday, July 7 @1pm
Sunset Woods Park
Highland Park, IL 60035
Private Educational Program

Saturday, July 9 @1pm
Millennium Park Family Fun Festival
Family Fun Performance Stage
201 E. Randolph St., Chicago, IL 60601

Saturday, July 16 @12:15pm
Evanston Ethnic Arts Festival
Dewes Park
Sheridan Rd. at Church St. Evanston, IL 60201

Sunday, July 17
Rock'n' Roll Chicago Half Marathon
Chicago, IL 60616

Sunday, July 17 @4pm
37th Annual Chinatown Summer Fair
Wentworth Ave. From Cermak Rd. to 24th PL.
Chicago, IL 60616

Saturday, July 23 @6pm
Midway Plaisance Park *Ice Rink : Night Out in the Park
1130 Midway Plaisance North Chicago, IL 60637

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

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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.