St. Louis Osuwa Taiko

presented by UMSL International Studies and Programs

  • Mar 25, 2017
  • $25
  • Seniors: $20 | Students: $10


    Special group pricing available for groups of 15 or more. Please contact the ticket office directly at 314-516-4949 for more information. 



    UMSL Student and Employee discounts available for this performance. Please visit the Touhill Ticket Office with UMSL ID after the on sale date for more information and to purchase discounted tickets. 

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Grandmaster Daihachi Oguchi formed the original Osuwa Daiko in Suwa, Japan, in 1951. In 1986, Oguchi-sensei visited St. Louis (sister city of Suwa) to found St. Louis Osuwa Taiko. A year later, he donated drums. St. Louis Osuwa Taiko started out as a kids' group but has evolved to a nonprofit organization devoted to sharing taiko throughout Missouri and elsewhere through year-round performances, workshops and classes for children, adults, and seniors.

The group continues to build on its ties to Osuwa Daiko. The musicians visited Suwa, Japan, in 2009 to play and study taiko and hosted Osuwa Daiko for a joint show in 2011 in St. Louis to celebrate the 25th anniversary of St. Louis Osuwa Taiko.

Osuwa Taiko's largest show each year is at the Japanese Festival at the Missouri Botanical Garden on Labor Day weekend. Thousands attend the festival, which has fun activities for all ages, including the Dashi procession, where children pull a Dashi, or portable drum stage on wheels, through the garden.

Performance Time

  • St. Louis Osuwa Taiko
    Saturday, March 25, 2017 - 8:00 PM Add to cal
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