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Collegiate Taiko NATC Scholarship Recipients

With the generosity of our donors, TCA was able to sponsor 4 collegiate students to attend NATC as a participant. Our hope is that attending NATC will help the collegiate students learn more about taiko and the greater taiko community. These 4 students showed interest in NATC and ability to take what they learn at Read More

DC Final Count

Drummers’ Circle 2017: A Creative Community

Throughout the month of June, our fundraising committee has been busy with a crowdfunding campaign for this year’s Drummers’ Circle.  The month long campaign has raised over $38,000 to date, approximately 70% of the $54,000 goal.  Eighteen fundraisers across 10 teams have stepped up for some friendly fundraising competition. We are truly humbled by all Read More

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Drummers’ Circle Matching Announcement from Miyamoto Unosuke Shoten

Yoshihiko Miyamoto, president of Miyamoto Unosuke Shoten has a special announcement as part of the 2017 Drummers’ Circle campaign! We are thankful for the generosity of Yoshihiko and the entire kaDON/Miyamoto family for this amazing matching challenge!  Take this opportunity to make your contribution to this year’s Drummers’ Circle campaign and have your donation count Read More

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The Drummer’s Circle Challenge!

Which corner of the taiko community can drum up the most support for NATC? The Drummer’s Circle are those individuals and groups that help cover the cost of Conference through donations. TCA is committed to keeping Conference registration costs down to maximize accessibility. However, that means that registration fees only cover 65% of the cost Read More

20 Years to NATC Timeline- KaDON teaches the world (1)

20 Years of NATC Timeline: kaDON Takes Taiko to the Internet

CORRECTION: This version corrects an earlier version that incorrectly listed Kenny Endo and Kaoru Watanabe among the list of founding personnel for kaDON.  Taiko pedagogy entered a new era in 2014 when kaDON was founded by Yoshihiko Miyamoto, Aya Yoshida, and Shoji Kameda. Powered by Miyamoto Unosuke Shoten, kaDON offers classes by celebrated artists like Read More

20 Years to NATC - RTG

20 Years to NATC Timeline: Regional Taiko Gathering

At the first NATC in 1997, Duane Ebata, then Program Chair of the Japanese American Cultural and Community Center (JACCC), challenged attendees to start their own regional conferences. The first meeting to come from that challenge was the Regional Taiko Gathering. Held every two years since 1998 at various sites across the Pacific Northwest and Read More