Founded in 1988 to provide a creative outlet for women performing with the confines of a then largely male-dominated cultural tradition, JODAIKO continues to bring together some of the top professional women taiko artists currently based throughout North America. Following the custom of returning for the hometown matsuri, Jodaiko members gather together each year for Powell Street Festival to celebrate, cut loose, eat, and drum!

1988年に結成された女太鼓(JODAIKO)は、男性支配的な太鼓の伝統を打ち破って出てきた、女性太鼓グループのひとつです。北米全土で最も優れた女性太鼓奏者から編成されています。地元のお祭りで活躍する日本の太鼓の伝統に従い、毎年パウエル祭ではメンバーが勢揃いします。