These are some resources I’ve put together for my taiko students and collaborators, focusing on the taiko styles which I play. All observations and interpretations of the elements and styles of taiko which I discuss are my own. There are many taiko players and teachers who are far more knowledgeable and experienced in these styles so my notes here are simply a starting point.

If you know of any other videos, groups, websites or ideas that you think would be useful here, please let me know. Any other comments and feedback are always welcome: alison (at)

Hokuruki style (Fukui style)

Hachijo style

Miscellaneous – other interesting taiko-related things and people I have encountered…