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

Coming back to MCA Buy Tickets Oonline REDUCTION Sat. Dec 19, 7:30pm
Taiko Legacy 12 Sat. Dec 19, 3pm & Sun. Dec 20, 3pm 2015

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 !


Saturday, Sep 5
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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.

2015 Upcoming Performances

Friday, October 9 @5:30pm
Asian American Jazz Festival
Miyumi Project *Taiko & Contemporary Jazz
Gray Center - the University of Chicago
929 E. 60th St., Ste 112, Chicago, IL 60637

Sunday, October 18 @1pm
Fujima Recital
Northside College Prep HighSchool
5501 N. Kedzie Ave., Chicago, IL 60625

Friday, October 23 @8:30pm
Miyumi Project *Taiko & Contemporary Jazz
Constellation Ticket: $10
3111 N. Western Ave., Chicago, IL 60618

Saturday, November 14 @11:30am & 3pm
Holiday Delight
JASC: Japanese American Service Committee
4427 N. Clark St., Chicago, IL 60640

Thursday, November 26
Thanksgiving Parade on TV

Saturday, December 19 @3pm
Taiko Legacy 12
MCA: Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago
220 E. Chicago Ave., Chicago, IL 60611

Saturday, December 19 @7:30pm
MCA: Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago
220 E. Chicago Ave., Chicago, IL 60611

Sunday, December 20 @3pm
Taiko Legacy 12
MCA: Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago
220 E. Chicago Ave., Chicago, IL 60611

Wednesday, December 23 @8pm
Winter Solstice
3111 N. Western Ave., Chicago, IL 60618

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Friday, January 1 2016
Mitsuwa Marketplace : New Year Festival (Mochi-tsuki)
100 E. Algonquin Rd. Arlington Heights, IL 60005

Saturday, January 30 2016
OPRF : Oak Park and River Forest School
201 North Scoville Ave.
Oak Park, IL 60302

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.