Seattle Area Taiko Groups
- Seattle Kokon Taiko - www.seattlekokontaiko.org
The area's oldest and second-largest taiko group, Seattle Kokon Taiko is a very diverse group - in performers, instruments played, and styles of pieces performed. A full dedicated SKT show is not to be missed. Group founder Stan Shikuma also heads the Seattle RTG (Regional Taiko Group), as well as leads the area's youth group, Kaze Daiko.
- Okinawa Kenjin Kai Taiko - http://okkchijinshuu.wixsite.com/taiko
The area's largest taiko group is also the only Okinawan-style taiko group, a very different style of taiko from the other groups in the area.
- Inochi Taiko - http://www.facebook.com/inochitaiko
A very high energy group of young but experienced players. They have a repertoire of both traditional pieces as well as pieces they have written.
- Ringtaro Tateishi - School of Taiko - www.japantaiko.com
Ringtaro's School of Taiko is also a performance group, not just a school. Their extensive professional experience shows in their performances.
- Kaze Daiko - www.kazedaiko.com
The area's youth group, led by SKT's Stan Shikuma.
- Northwest Taiko - http://www.facebook.com/NorthwestTaiko
Performs at local festivals. New FaceBook page!
- Seattle Matsuri Taiko - https://www.facebook.com/pages/Seattle-Matsuri-Taiko/116152727217
This group is sponsored by the Seattle Buddhist church, and generally plays at Bon Odori and other local festivals. New FaceBook page!
- UW Taiko Kai - http://taikokai.wix.com/taikokai
Taiko Kai at the University of Washington strives to promote and spread Japanese culture through the art of traditional Japanese drumming