At some point in the future, I would like to expand this page into a "development of the taiko-making process" section. I think that it would be very interesting to trace the evolution of the taiko from its roots in China and Korea. Most of the original innovators of the North American barrel-taiko are very accessible, and it would be a fantastic project to ask members of Kinnara Taiko in Los Angeles or Mark Myoshi how their drum-building techniques have changed over time.
Drum manual written by Alix Koyama and Dylan Solomon.
Please visit the Acknowledgements page to see the many people who helped us with this project.