Taikothon 2018: Taiko Story – To 50 Years and Beyond!

The link to Taikothon 2018 is here: Taiko Story – To 50 Years and Beyond!

At Taikothon 2018 we asked the community to tell us your Taiko Story: What has the last 50 years of taiko brought you and how do you see it moving forward? How have you been incorporating innovative practice or composition methods, teaching styles or artist collaborations into your taiko playing? What are some memorable audience reactions or ways in which your taiko playing has influenced viewers inside and outside of the taiko community?


Sunday, October 21, 2018
10:00am – 3:00pm Pacific Time

Submission Info

Segment Clip

Clips to share your take on “To 50 Years and Beyond” were limited to no more than 5 minutes. Some ideas were:

  • Interesting collaborations
  • Technology incorporated with Taiko
  • Taiko in popular culture
  • Innovative costumes used
  • New ways to teach taiko
  • A different approach to practicing taiko

Performance Video

Performance videos were no longer than 10 minutes. In the spirit of this year’s theme, TCA asked to see videos of your group collaborating with other groups (non-taiko included!), incorporating technology, utilizing innovative costumes, or your interpretation of “To 50 Years and Beyond”.

The submission deadline was Tuesday, October 16, 2018.

2018 Taikothon



10:00AM – 11:00AM

San Jose Taiko
Kris Bergstrom and Arugakki
Kita No Taiko
Soh Daiko
Build a Taiko Story
Harisen Taiko
Eien Hunter Ishikawa
Prize Drawing!

11:00AM – 12:00PM

Bruce “Mui” Ghent and Maikaze Daiko
Women and Taiko
Taiko Program at MRU Conservatory
Jiten Daiko
Tyrone Nakawatase
Zenshin Daiko
Prize Drawing!

12:00PM – 1:00 PM

Kinnara Taiko
Jun Daiko
Your Taiko Story: Carrie Carter
Shinzui Daiko
Your Taiko Story: Chung Wan Choi
Your Taiko Story: Diana Wu

1:00PM – 2:00PM

Inochi Taiko
Joe Small
Your Taiko Story: Yeeman “Manman Mui”
Unit Souzou

2:00PM – 3:00 PM

Stockton Bukkyo Taiko
Naruwan Taiko
Yama No Oto
Karen Young
San Francisco Taiko Dojo