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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

Saturday, 6/4/2016 5:30pm
JASC: 4427 N. Clark St. Chicago, IL 60640

**Please register by 5/28

2016 Upcoming Performances

Saturday, May 21 @5pm
Kellogg Nihon Matsuri
Northwestern University: Jacob Center
2001 Sheridan Ed. Evanston, IL 60208

Saturday, May 21 @5:30pm
University of Chicago : Festival of Nation
1414 E. 59th St. Chicago, IL 60637

Monday, May 23 @1:15pm
St. Florian Catholic School
Chicago, IL 60633
Private Educational Program

Thursday, May 26 @8:15am
Glen Grove Elementary School
Glenview, IL 60025
Private Educational Program

Thursday, May 26 @10:45am
Westbrook Elementary School
Glenview, IL 60026
Private Educational Program

Friday, May 27 @1pm
Andrew Jackson Language Academy
Chicago, IL 60607
Private Educational Program

Saturday, May 28
Miyumi Project *Taiko & Contemporary Jazz
3111 N. Western Ave. Chicago, IL 60618

Sunday, May 29 @5pm
Northwesstern University: Japan Club's Bunkasai
Parkes Hall: 1870 Sheridan Rd. Evenston, IL 60208

Friday, June 3
Christ The King Jesuit College Prep School
Chicago, IL 60644
Private Educational Program

Tuesday, June 7
Sunstar Americas, INC
Schaumburg, IL 60195
Private Event

Saturday, June 11 @3:40pm
Japan Festival
Forest View Educational Center: Fiels House
2121 South Goebbert Road Arlington Heights, IL 60005

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

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

Saturday, July 9
Millennium Park Family Fun Festival
Family Fun Performance Stage
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.