Taikothon 2017: Then and Now

Relive Taikothon 2017 here: Then And Now – Celebrating 50 Years of North American Taiko

This year, TCA dedicated Taikothon as a place of celebration for 50 years of taiko in North America and asked the community to share their thoughts: Reflecting back on the past 50 years, what stands out to you? Who has made an impact to your own taiko experience in the last 50 years? Where do you think taiko will be in 50 years and how can we continue to sustain the diverse and vibrant community we have today?

Then and Now: Celebrating 50 Years of North American Taiko


Sunday, October 29, 2017
On-Air Time: 12:00PM – 5:00PM PST


Short clips shared ideas about taiko then and now. Some ideas for responses were:

  • Tell us about when you first started taiko and how things have changed since then.
  • Where do you think taiko will be in 50 years? What would you like to see?
  • Looking back at 50 years of North American Taiko, who has made an impact on your personal taiko experience?

Performance Video

Performance clips were no more than 10 minutes with a suggestion to wear a Halloween costume OR an old taiko costume from your group to recognize how close Taikothon was to Halloween.


*Schedule Subject to change!

12:00 – 1:00 pm:

  • Taikothon Introductions, Taikoproject, LATI at Asano US, San Francisco Taiko Dojo, Inochi Taiko, Taiko Tides

1:00 – 2:00 pm:

  • Taiko Center of the Pacific, Alan Okada, Makoto Taiko, Margaret McKenty, Portland Taiko, Takohachi, en Taiko, Unit Souzou, Ai Matsuda, Yuu Ishizuka

2:00 – 3:00 pm:

  • San Jose Taiko, TCA Tech Committee, Women and Taiko, Kinnara Taiko, Joe Small, TaikOz, Tamiko Ooka, Nakama Daiko

3:00 – 4:00 pm:

  • Kodo, Maz Baba, Naruwan Taiko, Stockton Bukkyo Taiko, Taikoproject Academy, Hinode Taiko, LATI Sugagaki, Crespi Taiko

4:00 – 5:00 pm:

  • Derek Oye, Prota, Soh Daiko, Cal Raijin Taiko, Kishin Daiko, NATC Slide Show

Thank you for watching!!!