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

Saturday, 9/24 5:00pm
JASC: 4427 N. Clark St. Chicago, IL 60640

Classes / Workshops

Tickets on Sale Now!

Taiko Legacy 13 & Reduction 4

Friday, December 16 @7:30pm
and Saturday, December 17 @7:30pm
Reduction 4
Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago
220 East Chicago Avenue Chicago, IL 60611

Saturday, December 17 @3pm
and Sunday, December 18 @3pm
Taiko Legacy 13

Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago
220 East Chicago Avenue Chicago, IL 60611

Celebrating 20 Years of Tsukasa Taiko!

2016 Upcoming Performances

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

Wednesday, September 14 @12pm
GoGo Air
Chicago, IL 60606
Private Event

Saturday, September 17 @4pm
JCC Open House
1016 W. Belmont Ave. Chicago, IL 60657

Tuesday, September 20
Tuesday at Terrace
Miyumi Project(Taiko and Contemporary Jazz)
MCA: Museum of Contemporary Art
220 East Chicago Avenue. Chicago, IL 60611

Thursday, October 6 @12pm
Triton College: World Music Series
River Grove, IL 60171
Private Educational Program

Sunday, October 16
Fujima Recital
Northside College Prep School
5501 N. Kedzie Ave. Chicago, IL 60625

Saturday, November 5
Miyumi Project *Taiko & Contemporary Jazz
3111 N. Western Ave. Chicago, IL 60618

please visit the complete listing page


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.