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Learn to play an instrument at any age!

Forget the old saying, "You can't teach an old dog new tricks." You can learn something new - like playing taiko - at any age! Check out some of the benefits of learning to play an instrument, plus learn about the popular song Hiryu San-Dan Gaeshi, in our latest newsletter.

Minnesota Taiko Festival Roundup

Performing member Joel recently attended the first Minnesota Taiko Festival, led by performers and educators from North America and Japan. Learn about Joel's adventures in the Twin Cities, plus meet volunteer Tony Salini, in our latest newsletter.

Arigatou gozaimoshita! (Thank you!)

We had an amazing experience performing at the Touhill, all made possible with support from numerous individuals and organizations. Learn more about their contributions, plus learn about our latest song, "Taniec Chasydski," which debuted at the Touhill, in our latest newsletter.

Learning Traditional Songs, Modern Techniques

We recently enjoyed a return visit from renowned taiko and fue performer and educator, Eien Hunter-Ishikawa, to learn traditional music from Old Tokyo as well as new skill-building techniques. Learn more about our time with Eien, our song Mizumoto-en, and check out our upcoming schedule in our latest newsletter.

Check out our upcoming performances!

We're super excited to be returning to the Focal Point in March, plus we will be performing for the first time at the Touhill Performing Arts Center! Check out our latest newsletter for information on both shows, plus learn about one of our original pieces, JuugoYa.

Happy New Year!

The New Year is Japan's biggest holiday, and we celebrated with drumming and dancing at the St. Louis Japanese Language School Shinnen-kai (New Year) celebration. Read about the festivities, plus meet Board of Directors member Michael Faris, and say goodbye to performing member Susan Kissinger, in our latest newsletter.

What's your New Year resolution?

Do you want to learn to play an instrument? Be more active? Why not learn to play taiko? Check out our upcoming class schedule, plus meet performing member Natsuki, in our latest newsletter.

Season of Thanksgiving

Thank you to our volunteers, donors, board members, and fans who have helped to make this year - our 30th anniversary - extraordinary! Learn about our volunteers' activities, plus get information about the shishimai (lion dance), and meet our new member, Elizabeth, in our latest newsletter

Why do we play taiko?

There are a lot of reasons we play taiko. Check out what our members have to say, plus meet our new performing members, in our latest newsletter.

"Top 15 Things St. Louisans Take for Granted"

We're honored to be called a "clear highlight" of the annual Japanese Festival at the Missouri Botanical Garden as part of a new list of the "Top 15 Things St. Louisans Take for Granted" from examiner.com.

We love performing for thousands of fans at the festival every Labor Day weekend.

Read more here.

Watch Us Play in Video

Watch our performance video. You can also view the rest of our videos on the video page.

Book Show, Review Press Kit

We perform and give workshops at international festivals, concert halls, businesses, schools, universities, conventions, parades and fundraisers. If you or someone you know is interested in having us perform at a special event, find more information on our new press kit page and request a performance with our online form.

Like Us, Follow Us

Become a fan of St. Louis Osuwa Taiko on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Our CD

Our CD, Drive, is available for download at iTunesCD Baby and Amazon Music. You can also purchase it at select performances, along with our T-shirts, hachimaki (headbands), sensu (folding fans) and other goodies.

Performances

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