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

Wednesday, May 20 @4pm
BMO Harris Bank 60603
Private event

Friday, May 22 @11:30am & 3:30pm
Cintas Corporation 60638
Private Event

Saturday, May 23 @8:30pm
Miyumi Project
Constellation Links Hall
3111 N. Western Ave. Chicago, IL 60618

Wednesday, May 27 @8:45am
Andrew Jackson Language Academy 60607
Educational Program

Wednesday, May 27 @12:15pm
Harold Washington Library Center
400 S. State St. Chicago, IL 60605

Friday, May 29 @5:30pm
The University of Chicago
International House
1414 E. 59th St. Chicago, IL 60637

Saturday, May 30 @1:30pm
Pivot Arts Festival
Loyola University St. Ignatius Plaza
1050 W. Sheridan Rd. Chicago, IL 60660

Sunday, May 31 @5pm
Kellogg Japan night
Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University
2169 Campus Dr., Evanston, IL 60208

Monday, June 1 @7pm
Black Ensemble Theater
4450 N. Clark St. Chicago, IL 60640

Thursday, June 4 @6pm
Tatsu Aoki and friends
Floating World Gallery
1925 N. Halsted St., Chicago, IL 60614

Sunday, June 28
Japan Day
Japan Town in San Francisco
1610 Geary Boulevard, San Francisco, CA 94115

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

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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.