Friday, December 21, 2018

Uchiosame 2018

This past Sunday, December 16th, we held our Uchiosame where we enjoyed great food (thanks to everyone who brought!), reflected on the year we had and talked about our goals for the new year.  Special thanks to Hiro-sensei who took time out of his busy scheduled to come and cheer us on!

Friday, November 23, 2018

Columbia University Fall Taiko Festival / Transformational Conference - Saturday, November 10, 2018

On November 10, NYTAK had a busy Saturday, performing in not one, but 2 performances! The first was the afternoon performance at the Transformational Conference, hosted by NYTAK’s sponsor Dr. Victoria Marsick, Department of Organization and Leadership at TC.

NYTAK performers at the Transformational Conference 2018

Then, it's time to head on Lerner Hall,  where the long awaited Columbia Fall Taiko Festival was to take place! 

It was a tiring but rewarding day for all. Thanks to all the volunteers, performers and especially the organizers!

Columbia University Fall Taiko Festival 2018

Friday, November 16, 2018

International Transformative Learning Conference at Teachers College - November 2018

Taiko workshop
Conducted by Dr. Kyoko Toyama
With Dr. Janet Youngblood, and assistance from Mayur
Founder of Teachers College Taiko Society and participants of the workshop. Some of them came from Europe and Oceania. 

Dinner with Janet
She is the reason why we started taiko and her advisor, Dr. Victoria Marsick still continues to be our sponsor for our taiko practice at Teachers College.

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Pictures from New York City Marathon & Opening Ceremony - Nov 2 & 4, 2018

For the 4th year in a row we participated in the New York City Marathon Opening Ceremony held on Friday, Nov 2, 2018.  

Then on Sunday, we set up shop in our usual spot in the South Bronx at 138 Canal St. W to cheer on the runners.  

 Drumming, dancing for over 6 hours!

Looking forward to next year!

Friday, September 14, 2018

Performance at Fairfield County Fall Festival - Westport, CT

Saturday, September 8, 2018

Saturday, July 28, 2018

SAVE THE DATES: Columbia Taiko Open House on Sept 16th and Columbia Fall Taiko Festival Nov 10th!

Our good friends at Columbia Taiko are busy this summer! On September 16th they will be having their open house - details to follow, and on November 10th, New York Taiko Aiko Kai will be joining them in hosting the Columbia Fall Taiko Festival, featuring taiko groups from New York metropolitan areas including collegiate groups. We hope you will mark your calendars and join us for both events!

Saturday, July 21, 2018

Performance Pics from Widow Jane Mine Concert - July 15, 2018

Our performance with Taiko Masala at the historic Widow Jane Mine this past weekend was a success! A sincere Thank You to everyone who participated and who came out to see us!

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Widow Jane Mine Concert - July 15, 2018

Join us for An Afternoon of Taiko Drumming
at the Historic Widow Jane Mine
with Taiko Masala & New York Suwa Taiko Association

Admission $20 Cash Only at venue
Hosted by:
The Century House Historical Society
The Snyder Estate 668
Route 213, Rosendale, NY 12472
(845) 658-9900

Thursday, June 21, 2018

June 17th practice was a day of reunions and (temporary) goodbyes! We had Akira drop by for a brief visit where he played Tonbane Daiko with Mayur, and we welcomed back our seasonal member, Sophia from Taiko Tides. We said a temporary goodbye to Chris, who is headed to Pennsylvania for work and will be returning in September. Hiro-sensei also dropped by the practice where he worked with us on various pieces. Thank you Hiro-sensei!

Friday, May 11, 2018

Pictures from Graduation Concert and Open House - May 6, 2018

Our annual Graduation Concert and Open House is a small showcase of our group's accomplishments over the past year, and at the same time we send our congratulations and (to some, goodbye) to our members who are graduating school. Held this past Sunday, we were especially lucky to have Hiro-sensei join and play with us. Thank you to everyone who attended, and to our graduating members, best of luck! 

Friday, May 4, 2018

Graduation Concert and Open House 2018

Please join us for our annual Graduation Concert and Open House this year!

Brooklyn Botanical Gardens Sakura Matsuri - April 29, 2018

A few of us performed with Taiko Masala and Hiro Kurashima Sensei at the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens Sakura Matsuri this past weekend.  We were blessed with beautiful weather and an energetic crowd and as usual it was a blast!  

Friday, April 27, 2018

Cherry Blossom Festival at Randall's Island Park - April 21, 2018

Members of NYTAK joined Taiko Masala and Hiro Kurashima Sensei in a short performance at the Cherry Blossom Festival at Randall's Island Park last weekend.   We couldn't ask for better weather and we had an incredible time. Thank you Hiro-sensei for this wonderful opportunity!

Friday, April 20, 2018

Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington, DC - April 14, 2018

Over the last weekend we traveled to Washington DC to participate in the Cherry Blossom Festival.  Our performers played to an enthusiastic crowd and we can't wait to come back next year!

Friday, April 6, 2018

Columbia Matsuri - March 30, 2018

Thank you to everyone from NYTAK and CU Taiko who performed and participated in the Columbia Matsuri on March 30th! We did not let rainy weather stop us from playing hard and everyone had a great time.

Thursday, February 15, 2018

East Coast Taiko Conference 2018

Over the past weekend, a bunch of us traveled to Stony Brook University for the 2018 East Coast Taiko Conference.  We had the rare opportunity to learn from many great teachers of taiko and we also had the privilege of performing. It was a weekend filled with workshops, activities and everyone had so much fun, we can't wait for next year's!

Thursday, January 25, 2018


Congratulations are in order! 

 On 12/22/17 our master Hiro-sensei presented Kyoko-sensei with her new title of Shihan Dai (Acting Master in the absence of the master: 師範代). Congratulations!

Congratulations also to Mayur and Rie-san on their new official titles of First Degree Instructor: 一級指導員

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Photos from Kyoko-sensei's trip to Japan in December 2017

Here are a few photos from Kyoko-sensei's trip to Japan in December!

With Neputa Ohayashi team in Aomori

 With Nishida and Tsuneda Sensei