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Taiko

Resources
A Listing of Books, Articles, and Other Publications About Taiko
Compiled by Benjamin Pachter

Benjamin Pachter 2012

PREFACE The following pages contain a listing of known resources about taiko, compiled as the author has conducted dissertation research on taiko performance. The listing contains a combination of English- and Japanese-language resources. In the case of Japanese-language resources, romaji, kanji, and English translation versions of all titles are provided. Of course, such a listing is never complete. There will always be new items being published, and old items being discovered. As such, this listing represents those items that are known to the author as of March 2012. If you have any questions about this listing, feel free to contact the author at bjpachter@gmail.com.

Table of Contents
Books ..................................................................................................................................... 4 Book Chapters ........................................................................................................................ 7 Conference Papers ................................................................................................................ 10 Dissertations and Theses ...................................................................................................... 11 Documentaries ..................................................................................................................... 13 Journal Articles ..................................................................................................................... 14 Journals ....................................................................................................................................................................................... 16 Magazine and Newspaper Articles ........................................................................................ 17 Reports ................................................................................................................................. 17 Web Pages ............................................................................................................................ 17

Books
Asano, Akitoshi. Wadaiko Ga Wakaru Hon [A Book for Understanding Taiko]. Edited by Mieko Kono Fukudome, Hakusan, Ishikawa, Japan: Asano Foundation for Taiko Culture Research, 2002. . Wadaiko Wo Utou [Let's Play Taiko]. Hakusan, Ishikawa, Japan: Asano Foundation of Taiko Culture Research, 2005. Asano, Kaori. Taiko Wo Utsu! [Play Taiko!]. Edited by Masatsugu Kawate. Tokyo: Bakushsha, 1996. Bender, Shawn. Taiko Boom: Japanese Drumming in Place and Motion Berkeley: University of California Press, 2012. Coutts-Smith, Mark. Children of the Drum: The Life of Japan's Kodo Drummers. Hong Kong: Lightworks Press, 1997. Hanai, Kiyoshi. Wadaiko Ga Tanoshiku Naru Hon (Gijutsu-Hen) () [A Book for Enjoying Wadaiko (Technique Volume)]. Mattoshi, Japan: The Asano Foundation for Taiko Culture Research, 2001. . Wadaiko Ga Tanoshiku Naru Hon (Kagaku-Hen) Taiko Culture Research, 2001. Hayashi, Eitetsu. Ashita No Taiko Uchi E [To Tomorow's Taiko Players]. Tokyo: Shobunsha, 1992. Inoue, Ryohei. Ondekoza, Amerika Wo Hashiru [Ondekoza, Run Through America]. Tokyo: Seikysha, 1996. Kodo Cultural Foundation. Inochi Moyashite, Tatakeyo. Kodo 30 Nen No Kiseki 30 [Light Your Fire and Play - Kodo's 30 Year Journey]. Tokyo: Shuppan Bunka Sha Corporation, 2011. Kono, Yuki. Yasashiku Manaberu Wadaiko Kyouhon [A Guide for Easily Learning Taiko]. Tokyo: Sekibunsha, 2001. Malm, William. Traditional Japanese Music and Musical Instruments: The New Edition. New York: () [A

Book for Enjoying Wadaiko (Science Volume)]. Mattoshi, Japan: The Asano Foundation for

Kodansha America, Inc., 2000. Miyake, Satoko, and Hironori Nakagawa. Taiko [Taiko]. Osaka: Kaihou Shuppansha, 2001. Miyake, Satoko, and Jun'ichi Ota. Taiko Shokunin Shuppansha, 1997. Mogi, Hitoshi. Nymon Nihon No Taiko: Minzoku, Dent Soshite Nywbu [Taiko Craftsmen]. Tokyo: Kaihou

[A Manual of Japanese Taiko: Folklore, Tradition, and the New Wave]. Tokyo: Heibonsha, 2003. Nippon Taiko Foundation. Nihon Taiko Kyouhon [Japanese Taiko Instruction Manual]. 4 ed. Tokyo: Nippon Taiko Foundation, 2006. Oguchi, Daihachi. Tenko: Oguchi Daihachi No Nihon Taiko Ron

[Tenko: Oguchi Daihachi's Japanese Taiko Treatise]. Nagano, Japan: Ginga Shobo, 1987. . Nihon No Taiko [Japanese Taiko]. Edited by Mikio Yamamoto. Okaya, Japan: Osuwa Daiko Gaken, 1994. Ohta, Junichi. Sado No Kodo [Kodo of Sado]. Osaka: Center Brain Co.,LTD, 1989. Ono, Mieko. Taiko to Iu Gakki [The Instrument Called Taiko]. Hakusan, Japan: Asano Taiko Bunka Kenkyjo, 2005. Sendo, Shintaro. Gendai Wadaiko Souhou [Contemporary Taiko School]. Tokyo: Onkyou Publish, 2007. Shimasaki, Atsuko, and Tomiko Kato. Jyugyou No Tame No Nihon No Ongaku, Sekai No Ongaku

[Japanese Music & World Music for the Classroom]. Tokyo: Ongaku no Tomosha, 1999. Taiko Center. Wadaiko Nyuumon [An Introduction to Wadaiko]. Edited by Masahiro Nishitsunoi. Kyoto: Taiko Center, 1992. Tamura, Takuo. Yasashiku Manaberu Wadaiko Nyuumon [An Introduction to Easily Learning Taiko]. Tokyo: Zen-On Music Co., Ltd., 2001. Tanaka, Kenji. Hitome De Wakaru Nihon Ongaku Nymon [Understanding at One Glance: An Introduction to Japanese Music]. Tokyo: Ongaku no Tomosha, 2003. Varian, Heidi. The Way of Taiko. Berkeley, CA: Stone Bridge Press, 2005.

Wade, Bonnie. Music in Japan: Experiencing Music, Expressing Culture. New York: Oxford University Press, 2005. Wald, Elijah. Global Minstrels: Voices of World Music. New York: Routledge, 2007. Wong, Deborah. Speak It Louder: Asian Americans Making Music. New York: Routledge, 2004. Yamamoto, Hiroko. Nihon No Taiko, Ajia No Taiko [Japanese Drums, Asian Drums]. Tokyo: Seikyusha, 2002. Yuuki, Emi. Ondekoza Ga Hashiru - Boku No Seishun Amerika 15,000-Kiro () 15 [Ondekoza's Run Across the U.S.A.- My Youthful Days, America 15,000Km]. Tokyo: Popura-sha, 1995. Za Ondekoza. Taiko No Biito Ni Miserarete - Ondekoza Seiaki Kouen-Ki [Enchanted by the Taiko Beat - A Record of Ondekoza's World Performances]. Tokyo: Ongaku Shuppansha, 1999. A large percentage of the Japanese-language books listed above are out of print. However, copies can still be found via Amazon Japan or used book search websites like the Japanese Association of Dealers in Old Books Old Book Database Search (http://www.kosho.or.jp/servlet/top)

Book Chapters
Alaszewska, Jane. "Two Different Beats to a Single Drum: An Analysis of Old and New Styles of Hachijo-Daiko." Chap. 1 In Musik 4: Analysing East Asian Music - Patterns of Rhythm & Melody, edited by Simon Mills. International Journal of Ethnomusicological Studies, 1-23. The Hague, The Netherlands: Semar, 2008. Asai, Susan. "Horaku: A Buddhist Tradition of Performing Arts and the Development of Taiko Drumming in the United States." In Selected Reports in Ethnomusicology, Vol. Vi: Asian Music in North America, edited by Nazir A. Jairazbhoy and Sue Carole DeVale. 163-72. Los Angeles: Program in Ethnomusicology, Department of Music, University of California, Los Angeles, 1985. Asai, Susan M. "Sansei Voices in the Community: Japanese American Musicians in California." In Musics of Multicultural America: A Study of Twelve Musical Communities, edited by Kip Lornell and Anne K. Rasmussen. 257-85. New York: Schirmer Books, 1997. Barakan, Peter. "Discussion: A Woman Playing Japanese Drums." In Wadaiko, edited by Koichi Ikanoshi. 124-35. Tokyo: Kawade Shob Shinsha, 1995. Creighton, Millie. "Changing Heart (Beats): From Japanese Identity and Nostalgia to Taiko for Citizens of the Earth." In East-West Identities: Globalization, Localization, and Hybridization, edited by Chan Kwok-bun, Jan W. Walls and David Hayward. 203-28. Boston: Brill, 2007. . "Taiko Today: Performing Soundscapes, Landscapes and Identities." In Performing Japan: Contemporary Expressions of Cultural Identity, edited by Henry Johnson and Jerry C. Jaffe. Folkestone, UK: Global Oriental, 2008. de Ferranti, Hugh. "Japan Beating: The Making and Marketing of Professional Taiko Music in Australia." In Popular Culture, Globalization, and Japan, edited by Matthew Allen and Rumi Sakamoto. 75-93. London: Routledge, 2006. Honda, Yasuji. "Geino to Taiko [Performing Arts and Taiko]." In Minzoku Geinou 2

(Folk Performing Arts 2), edited by Masahiro Nishitsunoi. 105-08. Tokyo: Ongakuno-tomo-sha, 1990. Kojima, Haruko. "Nihon No Taiko [Japanese Taiko]." In Minzoku Geinou 2 1990.

(Folk Performing Arts 2), edited by Masahiro Nishitsunoi. 99-104. Tokyo: Ongaku-no-tomo-sha,

Konagaya, Hideyo. "Performing Manliness: Resistance and Harmony in Japanese American Taiko." In Manly Traditions: The Folk Roots of American Masculinities, edited by Simon J. Bronner. 13456. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2005. Miller, Terry E., Susan M. Asai, and Anne K. Rasmussen. "Asian American Musics." In Music Cultures in the United States, edited by Ellen Koskoff. 273-302. New York: Routledge, 2005. Misumi, Haruo. "Taiko to Matsuri-Bayashi [Taiko and Matsuri-Bayashi]." In Minzoku Geinou 2 (Folk Performing Arts 2), edited by Masahiro Nishitsunoi. 109-13.

Tokyo: Ongaku-no-tomo-sha, 1990. Nishitsunoi, Masahiro. "Nihon No Taiko No Bunrui Kaisetsu [an Explanation of the Classification of Japanese Taiko]." In Minzoku Geinou 2 (Folk Performing

Arts 2), edited by Masahiro Nishitsunoi. 118-23. Tokyo: Ongaku-no-tomo-sha, 1990. Powell, Kimberly. "The Apprenticeship of Embodied Knowledge in a Taiko Drumming Ensemble." In Knowing Bodies, Moving Minds, edited by Liora Bresler. 183-95. The Netherlands: Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2004. . "Inside-out and Outside-In: Participant Observation in Taiko Drumming." In Innovations in Education Ethnography: Theory, Methods, and Results, edited by George Spindler and Lorie Hammond. 33-64. Mahwah, New Jersey: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 2006. Seattle Matsuri Taiko. "Japanese Taiko: Drum for Learning About Culture." In Pacific Voices: Keeping Our Cultures Alive, edited by Miriam Kahn and Erin Younger. 105-13. Seattle, WA: University of Washington Press, 2005. Terada, Yoshitaka. "Shifting Identities of Taiko Music in America." In Transcending Boundaries: Asian Musics in North America, edited by Yoshitaka Terada. 37-59. Osaka: National Museum of Ethnology, 2001. . "Angry Drummers and Buraku Identity: The Ikari Taiko Group in Osaka Japan." In The Human World and Musical Diversity: Proceedings from the Fourth Meeting of the Ictm Study Group "Music and Minorities" in Varna, Bulgaria 2006, edited by Rosemary Statelova, Angela Rodel, Lozanka Peycheva, Ivanka Vlaeva and Ventsislav Dimov. Bulgarian Musicology. Studies, 30915. Sofia: Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Institute of Art Studies, 2008. Wong, Deborah. "Noisy Intersection: Ethnicity, Authenticity and Ownership in Asian American Taiko." In Diasporas and Interculturalism in Asian Performing Arts: Translating Traditions, edited by Um Hae-kyung. 85-90. New York: Routledge, 2005. 8

. "Taiko and the Asian/American Body: Drums, Rising Sun, and the Question of Gender." In Ethnomusicology: A Contemporary Reader, edited by Jennifer C. Post. 87-96. New York: Routledge, 2006. . "Moving: From Performance to Performative Ethnography and Back Again." Chap. 5 In Shadows in the Field: New Perspectives for Fieldwork in Ethnomusicology, edited by Gregory Barz and Timothy J. Cooley. 76-89. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2008.

Conference Papers
Lnsisalmi, Riikka. "Crafting Traditions: Expressions of 'Japaneseness' in Modern Taiko Drumming." In Nordic Association for the Study of Contemporary Japanese Society Conference, 2004. Pachter, Benjamin. "From Festival to Stage: Midare Uchi and the Balance of Old and New in Kumidaiko Repertoire." In 2011 Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the Society for Ethnomusicology Annual Meeting. University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, 2001. Shikuma, Stanley. "Making a Modern Folk Art: Taiko in the Pacific Northwest/Canadian Southwest Region." In The Nikkei Experience in the Pacific Northwest. Seattle, WA, 2000.

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Dissertations and Theses


Ahlgren, Angela. "Drumming Asian America: Performing Race, Gender, and Sexuality in North American Taiko." Ph.D. Dissertation, The University of Texas at Austin, 2011. Bender, Shawn. "Drumming between Tradition and Modernity: Taiko and Neo-Folk Performance in Contemporary Japan." Ph.D Dissertation, University of California, San Diego, 2003. Bensen, Daniel Maier. "Taiko: The Formation and Professionalization of a Japanese Performance Art." Honors Project, Bowdoin College, 2006. Endo, Kenny. "Yodan Uchi: A Contemporary Composition for Taiko." MA Thesis, University of Hawaii, 1999. Fujie, Linda. "Matsuri-Bayashi of Tokyo: The Role of Supporting Organizations in Traditional Music." Dissertation, Columbia University, 1986. Itoh, Keiko. "A Journey to Be a Japanese Drama Therapist: An Exploration of Taiko Drumming as a Therapeutic Resource for Drama Therapy." California Institute of Integral Studies, 1999. Kobayashi, Kim Noriko. "Tracing the Development of Kumi-Daiko in Canada." Graduate Thesis, The University of British Columbia, 2006. Konagaya, Hideyo. "Performing the Okinawan Woman in Taiko: Gender, Folklore, and Identity Politics in Modern Japan." Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Pennsylvania, 2007. Otsuka, Chie. "Learning Taiko in America." Master's Thesis, University of Tsukuba 1997. Pachter, Benjamin. "Drumming for the Mouse: Kumidaiko and the Exhibition of "Japan" at Walt Disney World." Master's Thesis, University of Pittsburgh, 2009. Panalaks, Miyako Saito. "The Ma of Taiko." Masters Thesis, Dalhousie University, 2001. Powell, Kimberly. "Learning Together: Practice, Pleasure and Identity in a Taiko Drumming World." Ph. D. Dissertation, Stanford University, 2003. Ruth, Chelsey, and Philip Tanedo. "Yonsei Taiko." Unpublished Class Report, Stanford University, 2004. Schnell, Scott Randall. "The Rousing Drum: Ritual, Change, and Adaption in a Rural Mountain Community of Central Japan." Dissertation, The Ohio State University, 1993. Tusler, Mark. "The Los Angeles Matsuri Taiko: Performance Aesthetics, Teaching Methods, and Compositional Techniques." Master's Thesis, University of California, Santa Barbara, 1995. . "Sounds and Sights of Power: Ensemble Taiko Drumming (Kumi Daiko) Pedagogy in 11

California and the Conceptualization of Power." Ph.D. Dissertation, University of California, Santa Barbara, 2003. Vogel, Brian. "Transmission and Performance of Taiko in Edo Bayashi, Hachijo, and Modern KumiDaiko Styles." Ph.D. Dissertation, Rice University, 2009. Wong, Frances. "Taiko in North America Bibliography Plan." Class Report, University of Hawaii, 2007.

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Documentaries
Boch, Akira, Sojin Kim, and Masaki Miyagawa. "Big Drum: Taiko in the United States." Los Angeles: Japanese American National Museum, 2005. Kubo, Duane. "Cruisin' J-Town." Los Angeles: Visual Communications, 1974. "Great Grandfather's Drum." Opticus Corporation, 2011. Esaki, John. "Maceo: Demon Drummer from East L.A." San Francisco: National Asian American Telecommunications Association., 1993. Mangahas, Minette Lee. "Soh Daiko: Taiko in New York." New York: Lyrichord Disc, Inc., 2011. "The Spirit of Taiko." Bridge Media, Inc., 2005.

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Journal Articles
Asai, Susan Miyo. "Transformations of Tradition: Three Generations of Japanese American Music Making." The Musical Quarterly 79, no. 3 (Autumn 1995): 429-53. Asano, Akitoshi. "Oguchi Daihachi Ni Kiku - Wadaiko Ongaku No Reimeiki

[Asking Oguchi Daihachi: The Dawn of Wadaiko Music}." Taikology 11 (April 1995): 6-15. Bender, Shawn. "Of Roots and Race: Discourses of Body and Place in Japanese Taiko Drumming." Social Science Japan Journal 8, no. 2 (2005): 197-212. . "Drumming from Screen to Stage: Ondekoza's Odaiko and the Reimaging of Japanese Taiko." The Journal of Asian Studies 69, no. 03 (2010): 843-67. Creighton, Millie. "Consuming Rural Japan: The Marketing of Tradition and Nostalgia in the Japanese Travel Industry." Ethnology 36, no. 3 (Summer 1997): 239-54. Fujie, Linda. "Japanese Taiko Drumming in International Performance: Converging Musical Ideas in the Search for Success on Stage." the world of music 43, no. 2+3 (2001): 93-101. Gould, Michael. "Gozo Daiko." Percussive Notes April 1996 (1996): 41-46. . "Taiko Classification and Manufacturing." Percussive Notes (June 1998): 12-20. Hashimoto, Hiroyuki, and David Ambaras. "Re-Creating and Re-Imagining Folk Performing Arts in Contemporary Japan." Journal of Folklore Research 35, no. 1 (Jan.- Apr. 1998): 35-46. Izumi, Masumi. "Reconsidering Ethnic Culture and Community: A Case Study on Japanese Canadian Taiko Drumming." Journal of Asian American Studies 4, no. 1 (Februrary 2001): 35-41. Izumi, Masumi. "Amerika Ni Okeru Wadaiko No Kigen to Hatten: "Nihon" Bunka Ishoku No Mitsu No Ruitei : [the Pioneering of Taiko Drumming in the United States: An Examination of Three Distinct Routes]." Gengo Bunka 11, no. 2 (2008): 139-68. Kobayashi, Kim Noriko. "Asian Women Kick Ass: A Study of Gender Issues within Canadian KumiDaiko." The Canadian Folk Music/Bulletin de Musique Folkorique Canadienne 40, no. Spring 2006 (Spring 2006): 1-11. Konagaya, Hideyo. "Taiko as Performance: Creating Japanese American Traditions." The Japanese Journal of American Studies, no. 12 (2001): 105-24.

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Konagaya, Hideyo. "Taiko No Hyoushou to Masukyuriniti No Houchiku- Minzoku Dentou Ni Yoru Nihonjin to Nikkei Amerika-Jin No Teikou - [the Representation of Taiko and the Construction of Masculinity : Japanese and Japanese American Resistance through a Folk Tradition]." Pacific and American Studies 2 3 (2002): 113-27. Masuda, Ann. ""The Future of Japanese American Taiko": Bryan Akira Yamami." Taikology 20 (December 2001). Mogi, Hitoshi. "Osuwa Daiko (Part 1) ." Taikology 33 (2008): 78-82. . "Osuwa Daiko (Part 2) ." Taikology 34 (2009): 64-69. . "Oedo Sukeroku Taiko ." Taikology 36 (May 2010): 34-41. . "Osuwa Daiko (Part 3) ." Taikology 35 (2010): 74-79. O'Mahoney, Terry. "Kodo: Japanese Taiko Masters." Percussive Notes (February 1998): 6-10. Olsen, Dale A. "Japanese Music in Brazil." Asian Music 14, no. 1 (1982): 111-31. Otsuka, Chie. "Beikoku Ni Okeru Wadaiko No Hatten [The Development of Taiko in North America}." Taikology 16 (May 1998): 45-52. Pachter, Benjamin. "Displaying Japan: Kumidaiko and the Exhibition of Culture at Walt Disney World." Asian Musicology 14 (2009 2009): 84-124. Powell, Kimberly. "Drumming against the Quiet: The Sounds of Asian American Identity in an Amorphous Landscape." Qualitative Inquiry 14, no. 6 (2008): 901-25. Sutton, R. Anderson. "Drumming in Okinawan Classical Music: A Catalogue of Gestures." Dance Research Journal 13, no. 1 (Autumn 1980): 17-28. Takata, Takeshi. "The Thundering World of the Taiko." Look Japan (January 1998). Winther, Jennifer. "The Embodiment of Sound and Cohesion in Music." American Behavioral Scientist 48 (2005): 1410-21. Wong, Deborah. "Asian American Improvisation in Chicago: Tatsu Aoki and the 'New' Japanese American Taiko." Critical Studies in Improvisation 1, no. 3 (2006). Yagi, Yasuyuki. "Furusato No Taiko - Nagasaki-Ken Ni Okeru Kyoudo Geinou No Soushutsu to Chiiki Bunka No Yukue

[The Drum Troupe Boom as Folklorism : Inventing Local Cultures for Whom?]." Jinbun Chiri 46, no. 6 (1994): 581-603. 15

Yanagawa, Keiichi. "Shinwa to Taikou No Matsuri [Festivals of Affinity and Opposition]." Shisou 582 (December 1972): 66-77. Yoon, Paul J. "'She's Really Become Japanese Now!': Taiko Drumming and Asian American Identifications." American Music 19, no. 4 (Winter 2001): 417-38. . "Asian Masculinities and Parodic Possibility in Odaiko Solos and Filmic Representations." Asian Music 40, no. 1 (2009): 100-30.

Journals
Asano Taikos publication Taikology (Japanese language only) is a vital source of information about taiko performance, taiko history, and a number of other topics. The articles from this journal listed in the previous pages are ones that this author has used in his own research or have been referenced by other scholars in their writings.

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Magazine and Newspaper Articles


Fromartz, Samuel. "Anything but Quiet." Natural History, March 1998, 10-15. McNicol, Tony. "Drum Songs: The Intoxicating Music of Hachijojima " Wingspan, January 2006, 31-35. Chan, Erin. "They're Beating the Drum for Female Empowerment." Los Angeles Times, July 15, 2002. Collins, Glenn. "Kodo and the Visceral Sound of One Huge Drum Throbbing." The New York Times, February 20, 1990. Navarro, Mireya. "Young Japanese-Americans Honor Ethnic Roots." The New York Times, August 2 2004.

Reports
Uyechi, Linda. "Thinking Taiko: A San Jose Taiko Perspective." New York: Asia Society, 2005. Yoon, Paul J. "Development and Support of Taiko in the United States." New York: Asia Society, 2007.

Web Pages
Lee, Art. "What Songs What Song in the World of Wadaiko." http://www.wadaikoworld.net/pamphletpieces.html . "Whats What in Taiko Styles and Stuff." http://www.wadaikoworld.net/pamphletterms.htm Leong, David. "Taiko Resource: Oedo Sukeroku Daiko Faq." http://www.taiko.com/taiko_resource/history/oedo_faq.html Ochi, Megumi. "What the Haniwa Have to Say About Taiko's Roots: The History of Taiko." http://www.taiko.com/taiko_resource/history/haniwa_ochi.html Takemoto, Authur. "Buddhist Taiko." http://www.vbtemple.org/dharmarain/dr12_tai.htm

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