Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

I would like to thank everyone who attended the Asano Taiko US Bonenkai. We had over 250 participants and I hope everyone had a great time as much as I did!

Last year, we were able to host many workshops led by artists from Japan and would like to invite more this year. Although it is gradually, I was able to feel the taiko culture grow here at our facility in 2014. Here's to a better year!

Asano Taiko US is celebrating its 1-year anniversary


ASANO TAIKO U.S.は2014年7月で1周年を迎えます。

アメリカでのASANO TAIKO U.S. は認知されてきましたが、まだまだでございます。これからもっと多くの人にご来店いただけるよう努力致します。

ASANO TAIKO U.S.はメンテナンスや修理、パーツ、革の張替えなのどのアフターフォローも行なっております。

Asano Taiko US is celebrating its 1-year anniversary in July!

Stanford Taiko Arrives!

Stanford Taiko is Here!

Throughout the week LATI Instructors Kris and Yuta will be teaching Stanford Taiko through their 1-week LATI and LA Taiko Tour!
Thank you Stanford Taiko for coming all the way from Northern California, we look forward to how the week unfolds.


~NEW~ Try Kris' Classes for FREE during Trial Week!

LATI invites anyone interested to come and try Kris’s new courses during Week 1 of instruction (Thursday, 2/6 to Wednesday, 2/12) for free!
We are excited to offer this great opportunity and share the experience of taiko with anyone interested!
Check out the New List of Courses available for a trial.

RSVP to reserve your spot by contacting us by phone or email. We look forward to playing taiko with you!

Omiyage Class Week 2 and 3 - Student Perspective

Week 2 classes began with a recap of Omiyage Basic hits, where we focused on arm placement and expression. I’m beginning to learn that Omiyage is a balance between exemplifying both strength and grace at the same time. Yuta has made the analogy that some key moves should look like a stretching rubber band and it’s release. We also began learning a few of the main phrases, deconstructing the movements to fully understand where our body, weight, arms, hands, and core should be for each movement. The class ended with learning the basics of the shime/okedo parts of the main phrases.

Omiyage Class Week 1 - Student Perspective

My name is Derek Oye and I am currently a student at the Los Angeles Taiko Institute (LATI) hosted by Asano Taiko US. In order to improve my skills and connect with other taiko players, I decided to enroll in the 12-week course “Naname Patterns: Omiyage Chu-Part” on Sundays from 2-3:30pm (