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.

On the road again...

Our performance schedule takes us west west for the Greater Kansas City Japan Festival, where we'll be performing with local taiko group, Three Trails Taiko. Learn more about our upcoming shows, find out where to purchase our newest studio album, Misotose, plus welcome our newest board member, Michael Faris, in our latest newsletter.

Shishi-mai Debut

We are excited to announce the addition of the Shishi-mai, or Lion Dance, to our group! Our Shishi-mai recently made its debut at the Focal Point; you can see more of it this Labor Day weekend at the Missouri Botanical Garden Japanese Festival. See our Shishi-mai, plus get more information on the upcoming Japanese Festivals in St. Louis and Springfield, MO, in our latest newsletter.

CD Update

Thanks to the generous support of our backers, we have been devoting the past several months to recording our new album! Read about our progress, plus learn about Ibuki, one of the songs in our new CD, in our latest newsletter.

Summer classes are beginning soon!

We had a great time as the Adult Beginner's Class ended the spring session with a recital for family and friends. Learn more about the recital, check out our summer class options, and learn the history behind Rhythm Sandwich, one of the songs to appear on our forthcoming CD, 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

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.


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