Introducing Taikothon!

Watch the inaugural taiko-thon here: Taiko-thon 2013

Thank you to all the groups who participated in Taiko-thon 2013, the first of its kind. TCA hosted the first-ever Taiko-thon, an on-line event, to kick-off our Charter Membership and fundraising campaign. Our goal was to raise $50,000 by December 31st.

If you missed it, click the Livestream link above and follow along with the Taiko-thon Program. 

Recorded submissions for Taiko-thon 2013 were solicited, collected, and enhanced a whole day of taiko content broadcasted via on Saturday, November 2nd!! This event kicked off our first membership and donation fundraising campaign.


And for those who missed the chance to submit a video, Taiko-thon Bibs were available to be pinned or taped on, photographed, and posted to our Facebook page, or #taikothon on Twitter or Instagram! Selfies and ensemble shots were all welcome and shared during Taiko-thon.

TaikothonBIB (pdf)
Taiko-thon Bib JPEG

Taiko-thon was held and recorded LIVE on Saturday, November 2nd from 9:00am to 6:00pm Pacific Time. It provided a day-long taiko concert featuring professional and community taiko ensembles from all over the world. Taiko-thon included livestreamed video clips, live performances and interviews with taiko artists and ensembles from the US, Canada, Japan and the UK.

Halloween 2013 was prime time to prep for Taiko-thon!

Here are all of the groups who appeared in Taiko-thon 2013, in order of appearance:

  • TCA Welcome from Johnny Mori (Los Angeles, CA)
  • San Jose Taiko (San Jose, CA)
  • Chris Holland’s TEDx Talk: “Taiko: Is it worth sacrificing cultural identity for progress?”
  • Q&A with Chris Holland (Tokyo, Japan)
  • Soh Daiko (New York, NY)
  • Kinnara Taiko (Los Angeles, CA)
  • Mu Daiko (St. Paul, MN)
  • UCLA Kyodo Taiko (Los Angeles, CA)
  • San Francisco Taiko Dojo (San Francisco, CA)
  • Shinzui Taiko (Buenos Aires, Argentina)
  • Janet Koike and MU (Alameda, CA)
  • TAIKOPROJECT (Los Angeles, CA)
  • Zenshin Daiko (Maui, HI)
  • Denver Taiko (Denver, CO)
  • Kagemusha Taiko (Newton Abbott, Devon, UK)
  • Puna Taiko (Keaau, HI)
  • One World Taiko (Seattle, WA)
  • Los Angeles Taiko Institute (Los Angeles, CA)
  • Building Tour
  • Matsuri Crashers Battle
  • Las Vegas Kaminari Taiko (Las Vegas, NV)
  • St. Louis Osuwa Taiko (St. Louis, MO)
  • Taiko with Toni & Lance (Denver, CO)
  • Booming Tree Taiko (Edmonton, Canada)
  • Stockton Bukkyo Taiko (Stockton, CA)
  • Maui Taiko (Kahului, HI)
  • Miyamoto Unosuke Shoten (Asakusa, Tokyo, Japan)
  • Yoki Taiko (Los Angeles, CA)
  • Bakuhatsu Taiko Dan (Davis, CA)
  • Kodo Arts Sphere America (Los Angeles, CA)
  • Portland Taiko (Portland, OR)
  • Wadaiko Newark (Newark, CA)
  • Kenny Endo Taiko Ensemble (Honolulu, HI)
  • Stanford Taiko (Stanford, CA)
  • Closing