Join TaikoVentures in supporting this worthwhile community event!
Taikai (tournaments) are events where practitioners of a specific art form come together to demonstrate their skills in front of experienced judges. Such taikai events in Japan are hosted for taiko, shamisen, folk singing – and many other art forms – with judges examining the practitioners skills and rating their performances based on a predetermined scoring rubric. Ultimately, as many of the Taiko Taikai participants from last year will attest, this form of competition challenges the individual to push one’s skills as far as possible while fostering a community of artists brought together by their shared goals and experiences.
This year, the Taikai Team plans to expand to two divisions: Communal Division (intended for newer taiko players performing a set piece) and Advanced Division (intended for advanced players performing their own compositions). In addition, the Taikai Team will be partnering with TaikoVentures to provide an afternoon of seminars to teach aspiring taiko artists the essential skills necessary to make a living with taiko. Topics may include how to find gigs, how to log expenses, and how to set performance fees.
We encourage the taiko community to pool our resources and help the Taikai team produce another successful convening!