Taiko Kai's History

Taiko Kai was founded in 2013 by the Matsudaira sisters, three UW students who wanted to share Japanese culture with UW and the greater Seattle community. 

Since then, Taiko Kai has performed at various on and off-campus events, such as FIUTS CulturalFest, Redmond Lights, and Sakura-Con. We practice and perform an ensemble style of Japanese drumming while simultaneously promoting Japanese culture and creating a welcoming community for all those interested in taiko! 

Our club is community-oriented, helping members develop personal and team-based performance skills. Members practice how to effectively move their bodies and perform for an audience while also engaging in a friendly group. We also build connections with the American Japanese community in Seattle and across the US by working with other Taiko groups and taking part in Japanese events.