We’ve added a total of thirteen new groups: Taiko Srbija, Belgrade (Serbia) Australia Miyake Kai, Melbourne (Australia) Toko-ton Taiko, Brisbane (Australia) Taikology, Narara (Australia) Kizuna Gold Coast Taiko Team, Gold Coast (Australia) Hibikiya, Singapore Kampong Chai Chee Community Centre DAIKO, Singapore O • Daiko, Hong Kong (China) Wadaiko Narukami, Dietzenbach (Germany) Denkyo …
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We recently added a whole bunch of groups to our Taiko World Map, including several groups from Brazil and Canada. With that, we are now listing a total of over 125 Taiko groups from all over the world – Go check it out!
We’re happy to announce that we added a number of new groups to the Taiko World Map. The following groups have been added: Wadokyo (Düsseldorf, Germany) Ataru Taiko (Kőszeg, Hungary) Shinzui Daiko (Buenos Aires, Argentina) Taiko West (Shropshire, UK) Shintou Taiko (Brazlândia, Brazil) Ryukyukoku Matsuri Daiko Hawaii (Honolulu, Hawaii, USA) Maui …
This is great news! The Taiko Community Alliance and TaikoSource will host a questions and answers session about how to learn Taiko in Japan on Saturday May 10 this week, at 16:00 Pacific Standard Time (PST). For those in Europe, that would be 01:00 Central European Time (CET) in the morning …
Instead of a video post, I will be writing about one exceptional movie that was highly important for the emergence of Taiko as a modern performance art today. It had a lasting effect on Tajiri Kōzō (better known as Den Tagayasu) and was one his main motivations to found the taiko performance group Ondekoza, which is widely credited as “one of the groups to have set the groundwork for taiko as a performance art”, as they describe themselves on their homepage. The name of this special movie is “Muhōmatsu no Isshō 無法松の一生” (“The Life of Matsu the Lawless”). It features star actor Toshirō Mifune taking on the role of a poor rickshaw driver who finds himself taking care of a young woman and her difficult son after the woman’s husband dies rather suddenly. The story is thus summarized in the New York Times Movie database: Continue reading
The Mount Fuji Taiko Festival has been a fixture in the Japanese taiko community for many years. In 2014 it will be held for the 29th time, and since the year 2010 it also includes a High School contest in which the taiko clubs can show their skills and compete with each other.
On the 31st of July in 2011, the taiko club of the Hiryû High School from Numazu in Shizuoka prefecture competed in the contest with an absolutely stunning performance performance. Their performance included, among other instruments, the use of an Ôdaiko, a hira-daiko, several miya-daikos (or nagadô-daikos), okedô-daikos, a fue (bamboo flute) and, most prominently, three shime-daikos. Continue reading
Starting today, we will be posting a video of one notable Taiko performance or Taiko-related activity every week.
And we will be kicking it off with what is probably one of the most acclaimed Taiko performances to be found on Youtube: A three-man Ôdaiko piece performed by Kodô during their One Earth Anniversary Tour at the end of March 2011 in Paris. Continue reading
The temporary problems with our database have been resolved and the map should be displayed properly again now.
We are currently experiencing some problems with our map database, so the map might not show the database entries for now; the list view will still show the entries, though. We will be trying to fix the problem as soon as possible.