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.

Our club focuses on its members, helping them develop personal and team-based performance skills. Our members learn about how to effectively move their bodies and perform for an audience. Our club also builds connections between its members and the American Japanese community, working with other Taiko groups and Japanese events.