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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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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.

2016 Upcoming Performances

Wednesday, April 27 @5pm
CHRP: Stomping Grounds/ Chicago Rhythm Festival
Garfield Park Conservatory
300 N. Central Park Ave. Chicago, IL 60624

Friday, April 29 @5:30pm
Miyumi Project *Taiko & Contemporary Jazz
University of Chicago : Japan Matsuri
1131 E. 57th St. Chicago, IL 60637

Saturday, April 30 @9:00am
Haiku Festival
Harold Washington Library
400 South State St. Chicago, IL 60605

Sunday, May 1 @3pm
University of Chicago : International House
APA Heritage month celebration Recital
1414 E. 59th St. Chicago, IL 60637

Tuesday, May 3 @11am
Edward Hines, Jr. Veteran Administration Hospital
Hines, IL 60141
Private Event

Friday, May 6 @11am
Juice Box
Chicago Cultural Center : GAR Hall
78 E. Washington St. Chicago, IL 60602

Saturday, May 7 @11am
Juice Box
Garfield Park Conservatory
300 N. Central Park Ave. Chicago, IL 60624

Wednesday, May 11 @9pm
Montessori Language Academy
Forest Park, IL 60130
Private Educational Program

Saturday, May 14 @6pm
The Buddhist Temple of Chicago
Chicago, IL 60640
Private Event

Saturday, May 21 @5pm
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

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
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
Northwesstern University: Japan Club's Bunkasai
Parkes Hall: 1870 Sheridan Rd. Evenston, IL 60208

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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.