Seiichi Tanaka. San Francisco Taiko Dojo, 2004. Photo courtesy of San Francisco Taiko Dojo.

 


San Jose Taiko. Cupertino Cherry Blossom Festival, 2001. Photo by Johanna Carson, courtesy of San Jose Taiko.

 


San Francisco Taiko Dojo, San Jose Taiko, Kinnara Taiko, Japan America Theater, Los Angeles, 2003. Photograph by Edward Ikuta. Courtesy of Kinnara Taiko.

 


Kenny Endo Taiko Ensemble, Honolulu, Hawai'i, 2005.

 


Zenshuji Zendeko. Los Angeles, 2004. Photo by Richard Murakami, courtesy of Zenshuji Zendeko.

 


Denver Taiko. Denver, Colorado, 2004. Watase Media Arts Center, Japanese American National Museum.

 


Hawaii Matsuri Taiko, Wahiawa, Hawai‘i, 2005. Japanese American National Museum.

 


Palo Alto Buddhist Temple Dharma School Taiko Group at the temple Obon, California, 2003. Collection of Palo Alto Buddhist Temple Dharma School Taiko Group.

 


Ann Ishimaru, Portland Taiko, Oregon, 2003. ©Rich Iwasaki. Photography.

 


TAIKOPROJECT. Photo by Edward Ikuta. Photography courtesy of TAIKOPROJECT.

 


On Ensemble, Los Angeles, California, 2002. Photograph by Jan Seeger.

 


Kasuga Onigumi perform their tradition of Ondeko (demon drumming) in front of the Japanese American National Museum, Los Angeles, 2005. Their performances and workshops at the Fifth North American Taiko Conference were sponsored by Kodo Arts Sphere America. Photograph by Motonobu Koizumi.

 


Chibi Taiko, Nikkei Heritage Centre, Vancouver, British Columbia, 2003. Photograph by John Endo Greenaway.

 


Kitsune Taiko at the Higashi Honganji Temple Obon, Los Angeles, California, 2004. Photograph by Bryan Yamami. Collection of Bryan Yamami.