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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.

2015 Upcoming Performances

Sunday, March 29 @3pm
Toyoaki Shamisen and Fujima Ryu of Chicago
Master Apprentice Program Recital
Hair Pin Arts Center
2810 N. Milwaukee Ave. 2nd Floor Chicago, IL 60618

Sunday, April 19 @6pm
National Jazz Journalist Association award ceremony
Erastic Arts
3429 W Diversey Ave. #208 Chicago, IL 60647

Wednesday, April 22
Montessori Language Academy 60130
Educational Program

Thursday, April 23 @7:30pm
Metropolis Performing Arts Center
111 W. Campbell St. Arlington Heights, IL 60005
*Ticket now on sale :

Friday, April 24 @6:30pm
Tatsu Aoki's Miyumi Project
Celebrating 20 years of the Asian American Jazz Experience in Chicago
Hilton Orrington Hotel : 2nd floor Heritage Ballroom
1710 Orrington Ave. Evanston, IL 602012

*Join us for this FREE concert, in conjunction with the Association for Asian American Studies conference, to celebrate one of Chicago's premier musicians and 20th year of Chicago's Asian American Jazz Festival.

Saturday, April 25 @10:30am
HAIKU Festival
Harold Washington Library
400 South State Street Chicago, IL 60605

Wednesday, April 29 @4:30pm
Purdue University
610 Purdue Mall West Lafayette, IL 47407

Sunday, May 3 Afternoon
2705 Techny Rd. Northbrook, IL 60062

Saturday, May 9
University of Chicago : Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts
915 E 60th St. Chicago, IL 60637

Sunday, May 10 @5pm
Northwestern University BUNKA-SAI
633 Clark St. Evenston, IL 60208

Saturday, May 23 @9:30pm
Miyumi Project
Constellation Links Hall
3111 N. Western Ave. Chicago, IL 60618

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
Loyola University St. Ignatius Plaza
1050 W. Sheridan Rd. Chicago, IL 60660

please visit the complete listing page


Taiko Legacy11 & Reduction 2 (2014) Gallery

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.


Tsukasa Taiko is a program of Asian Improv aRts Midwest and the Japanese American Service Committee of Chicago and is supported in part by the Illinois Arts Council, the MacArthur Fund for Arts and Culture at the Richard H. Driehaus Foundation, the Alphawood Foundation, Corbett, Duncan & Hubly pc, JCCC Foundation, CityArts and The Joyce Foundation.

Tsukasa Taiko, acknowledgments

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