You make taiko happen.
Together we can keep the beat going!

Support taiko onstage, in our schools, and in our communities!



  • to see amazing taiko performances throughout the year?
  • taiko taught in our schools?
  • to learn and experience taiko for yourself?
  • to support taiko artists?
  • new work and voices to expand and diversify what taiko can be?
  • to share in Japanese and Asian American culture and traditions?
  • to bring world renowned guest artists to MN?


Our heartfelt thanks to these wonderful supporters:

The McKnight Foundation
John S. and James L. Knight Foundation
Minnesota State Arts Board
Metropolitan Regional Arts Council
St. Paul Cultural Star
Elmer L. & Eleanor J. Andersen Foundation
Taiko Community Alliance
Theater Mu

MN Taiko
Heather Jeche, Cat Eye Designs
Dan Le, Le Law Group
K. Davis Senseman, Davis Law Office
Commonwealth Properties
Susan Yuen, Yuen Designs
R.F. Moeller
Bobby & Steve's Auto World
Bob Schmitt, Laughing Waters Studio
Hopey's Heart Foundation
JK's Table

Founding Donors

Leslie and Karen Suzukamo
Dorothy Mollien
Dr. Myung Cho
Penny & Greg Anderson
Kim and Peter Park Nelson
Jennifer Weir & Megan Smith
Ross & Gail Peterson
Susan Mau Larson
Tracee Hummel-Tanabe
Pinggy Stollee
Bruce & Vicki Duncomb
Allisa Brunner
Amie Burnett
Anastasie Gregoire
Andy Eng
Angela Ahlgren
Anne Kessing
Arlene Teraoka
Barbara Pierson & Paul Patton
Caitlin Smith
Carla Smith
Caroline Cho
Charissa Uemura
Charissa Uemura & Kristin Turnblom
Christine Kubo
Claire Avitabile
Curtis and Rosalie Jensen
Dan and Chiaki O'Brien
Dan Donkers
Daniel Soderstrom
Dave and Marty Raymond
David Melbye
David Micheau
Deb Silverstein
Dederowes of the Bay Area
Dennis Fithen
Diana Valentine
Donald Riley
Elizabeth Kane
Emi Yoshimura & Shoji Kameda
Emily Park-Goldsmith
Emma Valentine
Evelina Chao & Fred Bretschger
Forest Godfrey
Frederick H Lott Jr
Goodale Family Foundation
Heather Gondreau
Hiromi Mizuno
James Valentine
Jeanie Rowe
Jeff Chen
Jennifer Cho
Jessica Lilang
Joe Stanley
John Boru
Julie Brekke
Junko Kumamoto
Karen Young
Katherine Evans
Kathy Schoen
Katie Hae Leo
Keiko Doi
Kylie Malcolm
Laura Rawson
Lisa McDaniel
Liz Kane
Marc Sammartano
Maren Mack
Maren Stoddard-Mack
Marilou Chanrasmi
Marit Hanson
Michelle Quialia
Michiko Buchanan
Mike Hughes
Mikki Connor
Nicolas Valentine
Pamela Lott
Patrice Calvelo
Patt Seleen
Pear Urushima
Penelope Snipper
Pete Gabrail
Peter Baker
Peter Brosius
Pinggy Stolee
Rachel Gorton
Randy Reyes
Rick Shiomi & Martha Johnson
Robert Mack
Rose Chu
Russell Flewellen
Ryan North
Sara Ochs & Adam Whisner
Sarah Lancrain
Sarah Senseman
Sherry Gwegorryn
Stephan Kieu
Sue Gray
Susan Hasti
Susan Larson
Su-Yoon Ko
Teresa Swartz
Terry Walker
Tessa Wetjen
Timm & Kieu
Tomkin Coleman
Tracee Hummel-Tanabe
Tully Hall
Yurika Chiba
Zarawaar & Leslye Mistry




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