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Educational Program

The mission of Tsukasa Taiko 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. Tsukasa Taiko has been providing cultural education presentations in the Chicago area public and private schools and universities for over ten years.  These programs are designed not only to teach people about taiko, but also to advance their understanding and appreciation of the cultural arts; Japanese classical dance, Japanese chamber music (ozashiki), and theatrical taiko.  The cultural education programs are presented by a staff of professional artists, and present performances on taiko, shamisen (three-stringed lute), and shinobue (Japanese flute). All performances and lectures can be bilingual and can be customized to the students’ grade levels, from pre-school through university.

For further information about this unique opportunity to present taiko culture as a meaningful educational experience, please contact  joanne@airmw.org

Tatsu Aoki teaching Japanese drumming to children