Oshkosh Taiko

About Oshkosh Taiko

Oshkosh Taiko is a Japanese taiko-drumming group based at UWO. The group offers taiko-drumming performances and presentations at UWO and its surrounding communities. Our mission is to promote Japanese culture and increase cultural diversity through taiko.

Who can be a member?
Current UWO students, teachers and staff members
Former students of the Japanese language at UWO
Oshkosh and surrounding community members who are interested in Japanese taiko-drumming and Japanese language and culture.

Oshkosh Taiko has two teams, Team WA (和) and Team KO (湖). WA meets on Fridays from 4:00 to 5:30 during the regular semesters. KO meets all year long on the first and third Saturdays from 10:00 to 12:00.

Performances since 2022

To watch our recent performances since 2022, please visit  Oshkosh Taiko YouTube Channel.

Past Performances (2014-2021)

Attention Teachers and Community Leaders!

Please contact the Japanese program if you are interested in hosting an Oshkosh Taiko performance at your school/community event.

Contact Us

Japanese Coordinator
Yoshiro Hanai
Clow Faculty 323
(920) 424-7271

Oshkosh Taiko FB & YouTube
YouTube Channel

Practice Katsugi Okedo Daiko
Oshkosh Taiko members created practice Katsugi Okedo Daiko. Check how we made them!

Supported By

Oshkosh Taiko is financially supported by

Special Thanks

  • Milwaukee Taiko Group Hibiki (響), who has taught taiko-drumming techniques to our Japanese instructors.
  • Artist Steve Bathke, Omro, WI, who created taiko stands and drumsticks for nagado daiko.