Introducing the Taiko Census 2016

The 2016 Taiko Census is the primary initiative of the Taiko Community Alliance (TCA) in 2016. The Census is a comprehensive collection of data from all taiko players. It is a follow-up to the 2013 TCA Taiko Census (why do you play? how is your group organized? how can TCA serve you?), and not anticipated to happen again for another 3-5 years.

  • Our Goal: 5000 Participants
  • Taiko players form a unique community, and we’ve been EXPANDING:
    • Rooted in Japan (1951);
    • Introduced to North America in 1968;
    • Recent spread to Europe (1990’s) and South America.

Kumidaiko, commonly known as taiko, is an ensemble art form transmitted primarily as an oral tradition. North American taiko has roots in the Japanese American community, creating an initially dense social network we’d like to measure.

  • TCA provides a unique service. TCA is a service organization whose mission is to empower the people and advance the art of taiko. Rather than support a single taiko group, TCA provides resources for all taiko players. This is work in the taiko community that no one else is doing.

Are you a part of the taiko community? When the census arrives, please respond and be counted!