Taiko Groups

Taiko is one of the most popular forms of Japanese culture practiced by Nikkei and non-Nikkei outside Japan. Nikkei have played a major role in both popularizing taiko around the world, and in transforming it. Learn about various groups around the world.

Recently Updated Groups

On Ensemble

Los Angeles, California
United States

San Jose Taiko

San Jose, California
United States

The Genki Spark

Boston, Massachusetts
United States


Concord, Massachusetts
United States

Yamabiko Taiko

Kelowna, British Columbia

Narukami Taiko

New Zealand

Austin Taiko

Austin, Texas
United States

Atlanta Taiko Project

Smyrna, Georgia

Makoto Taiko

Pasadena, California
United States

IPC KODAMA Japanese Drum Team

Palmerston North,
New Zealand

Welcome to the Taiko Database!

If you are part of a taiko group and would like help in updating your group’s information or would like to have your group added to our database, please contact us at editor@DiscoverNikkei.org.

2014 World Taiko Gathering

Discover Nikkei is excited to partner with the 2014 World Taiko Gathering!

July 17 – 20, 2014
Little Tokyo, Los Angeles, CA

Big Drum: Taiko in the United States

The taiko database was originally developed in conjunction with the Big Drum: Taiko in the United States exhibition at the Japanese American National Museum in 2005.

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