Support World Taiko Conference

As Japan and its rich culture draws global attention, this year is the perfect occasion to connect the world with taiko–the instrument and folk art that has been the heartbeat of Japanese communities for centuries.

<About WTC>
In 2020, the inaugural World Taiko Conference (WTC) will be held ONLINE. This event aims to connect people from around the world through taiko (Japanese drums) and share the wonder of taiko with a wider global audience.

WTC will offer a diverse lineup designed for participants to enjoy regardless of their taiko experience. The program will feature a range of taiko talks and stories, and a platform of taiko pieces that can be shared and learned from all corners of the world.

Starting in North America where the first Taiko Conference was held in 1997, now continued to be held biannually, has then spread to Europe where a taiko conference is held every year since 2016. Now, in the year of 2020, WTC will be the first Taiko Conference in Japan.

However, with the spread of COVID-19, it has been difficult for people from all over the world to get together.  Hence, we will be holding this year’s event ONLINE. 

<WTC's Mission>
- To further expand and develop the Japanese performing art, “Taiko”
- Facilitate exchange between taiko enthusiasts (players and spectators alike) in Japan and abroad that delves beyond differences in language, age, and physical ability. 
- Convey the joy of playing taiko to all attendees.

Not limited to this one time, we hope to continue to gather again to provide an opportunity to fulfill our missions through various forms.

To find out more about the World Taiko Conference, please visit: 

<Purpose of this Crowdfunding Campaign>
To provide a rich experience for all participants joining us from all across the globe and within Japan. 

As we have all been staying safe at home around the world,  it is difficult to travel domestically and internationally, and playing taiko has been a challenge for most of us with limited opportunities to perform or to practice.  The WTC committee would like to take this time in learning from each other, and looking back at the journey that taiko has developed over time.  

In the new online format of WTC, we will continue to expand and develop the art of taiko, strengthening the community to seek new ways of connecting with one another. 

In light of these extraordinary times, WTC has decided to make the virtual conference free to attend. Removing the registration fees this year gives us the chance to welcome as many taiko friends as possible to take part online from around the globe.  Fortunately, we were able to receive a certain amount of subsidy from the Japanese government.  However, despite the generous contribution of our WTC TALK speakers and volunteer staff, it is still difficult to meet our budget at this time.  

Therefore, we would appreciate your support in helping us run this inaugural World Taiko Conference, so that we are able to provide a high quality program and experience for all participants to enjoy.

We hope that taiko enthusiasts from all over the world will be able to participate, allowing them to experience and gain knowledge that can be brought back to their respective countries and communities.

Leading on from other taiko conferences around the world, we believe that WTC will create a place for further international exchange and new learnings to be passed on to the next generation.

With the success of WTC, we hope that people from around the globe are able to connect with each other and work towards creating an abundant lifestyle through various use of taiko.

  <Sponsorship/Donor Packages>
We have put together the below sponsor packages in the hope that we are able to give back a little to the generous supporters of the event. Please see below for details on each package.

Supporter Package 
Donation Value: 10,000 yen or less
Benefits: Name on WTC Website

Copper Package 
Donation Value: 50,000 yen or less
Benefits:  Your name/company on the WTC Website and in the official WTC videos.

Bronze Package 
Donation Value: 1,00,000 yen or less
Benefits: Your name/company on the WTC Website, in the official WTC videos, and on our T-shirt design (deadline to be on the T-shirt design is September 12th) 

* Please contact the WTC Committee directly if you can support more than the above amount. Details on the different sponsor packages available can be found here .

Thank you for taking the time to read until the end.

In addition to supporting through the crowdfunding campaign, we would appreciate it if you are able to share this page with your friends and community via social media or link shares, and get people involved!

We would like to express our sincere gratitude for the generosity in advance.






1 - 日本発祥の芸能である“太鼓”の普及と発展
2 - 国内外の太鼓愛好家同士での言葉・年齢、身体能力を超えた交流
3 -  来場するすべての人に太鼓とふれあう楽しさを伝える




世界中でSTAY HOMEが余儀なくされ、自由に国内や海外を移動することも難しく、太鼓の演奏や練習を行う環境も限られてしまった今だからこそ、世界の太鼓界やこれまでの軌跡をより深く知るチャンスに変えていきたいと考えます。











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写真クレジット:日本太鼓財団、North American Taiko Conference、European Taiko Conference
Photo credits: Nippon Taiko Foundation, North American Taiko Conference, European Taiko Conference

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