TaikoSkin Podcast Ep.20- 'Things We Wished We Knew'

If only I'd known that when I first started playing taiko. Isaku Kageyama and I talk about things that would have been helpful to know when we first started playing.

Tip of the Month
Are they famous? Has anyone ever heard of them? Don't let these questions affect you when exploring new taiko music. Try to cast out the preconceptions and you'll have a much better chance of making some interesting discoveries.

Video of the Month
We have two videos this month- the first is a feature of SF Taiko Dojo on ABC's "Profiles of Excellence", and the second is of Kenny Endo on on PBS Hawaii.

Feel free to send in your questions and comments to: taikoskinpodcast@gmail.com 

Here are some other taiko related resources you might find helpful:

Isaku's Homepage:

Taiko Information:
Taiko Playing Styles
Why are Taiko Drums So Expensive?
How to Play Taiko Drums
5 Ways to Get Better at Taiko
Finding and Learning Taiko Music
Getting in Taiko Playing Shape
Taiko Drums vs Other Percussion

Taiko Building:
Where to Get Taiko Drums
How to Make a Happi Coat
How to Make a Taiko Drum
How to Make Handles on a Taiko Drum
How to Make Shime and Oke Taiko Heads
How to Make Taiko Skin (Drum Heads from Cow Hide
How to Make Practice Taiko Drums
How to Paint a Taiko Drum
How to Make Practice Shime Drums
How to Make Taiko Sticks (Bachi)
How to Make Tire Taiko
How to Raise Money

TaikoSkin Podcast
The TaikoSkin podcast covers a whole range of topics related to taiko- building drums, starting groups, getting performances offers, going to grad school. Just about anything really. Download them in the iTunes store, or find all of the episodes here.

As always, take care and keep on drummin'.


  1. Awesome! Taiko is very interesting so I'm glad to read this post.

    By the way, I have a blog called NyNyOnline that focuses on Japanese sub-culture. If you have time to take a look at it and tell me how to improve my blog, please get back to me.

  2. Anonymous8:08 AM

    Any links to the new groups you mentioned? (x-kodo)

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