Welcome to
Tsukasa Taiko

Tsukasa Taiko is a program of Asian Improv aRts Midwest
that offers taiko drum instruction, education, and performances.
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Educational Program
Tsukasa Taiko's Public Program
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Aoki Tatsu Jazz

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UPCOMING EVENTS

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SUPPORT TSUKASA TAIKO
Thank you for your generous support!

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Our Supporters

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Alphawood Foundation Chicago logo
DRIEHAUS FOUNDATION logo
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Gaylord & Dorothy Donnelley Foundation
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City of Chicago Department Cultural Affairs and Special Events logo
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Asian Improv aRts Midwest (AIRMW) logo


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Collaborators and Friends

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Tsukasa Taiko is proud of our collaborative efforts with various aspects of the arts.


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Collaborative Projects

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Shubukai Fujima Shunojo and Fujima Yoshinojo
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Shubukai

Shubukai presents cultural arts and educational presentations throughout Chicago and the Midwest, and is committed to maintaining and sustaining the core aesthetics of Japanese classical dance in Chicago and the Asian American community.

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National Gintenkai

Aoki formed the National Gintenkai Project, teaching advanced players from Gen Taiko the same Gintenkai pieces he teaches Tsukasa’s Gintenkai Unit. Throughout the year, members fly out to play in annual performances for each group.

toyoakis shamisen Chizuru Kineya and Tatsu Aoki
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Toyoaki Shamisen

Chicago’s renowned musician, Tatsu Aoki, presents his new work of a 300-year legacy of Japanese cultural arts. Discover the Japanese traditional lute, SHAMISEN!

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The Miyumi Project

Tatsu Aoki and his band, The Miyumi Project featuring Tsukasa Taiko celebrate the collaboration between African-American and Asian-American jazz artists with a multi-generational group fusing Avant Garde jazz with taiko drumming.

'I want the sky to land here to cool it, and make it well again.

Sky Landing

Tsukasa Taiko’s project.




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Educational Program

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Tsukasa Taiko Educational Program Scene
The mission of Tsukasa Taiko at JASC is to preserve and pass on the traditional concepts of taiko as a cultural legacy and to utilize these concepts in expanding and evolving the taiko form. One of the ways is through educational programming. Read More…

Beginners Workshop

Tsukasa Taiko offers taiko classes and workshops throughout the year as well as the opportunity to learn other traditional Japanese musical instruments, including the shamisen (3-string lute) and shinobue (bamboo flute).

OUR LOCATION

Japanese American Service Committee (JASC)
4427 N. Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60640
For inquires contact
Kay Kawaguchi
(773) 275.0097 x 226
www.jasc-chicago.org

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