Photo credit:  Kinjo Yonemoto

Who We Are

Kaminari Taiko enriches the lives of our members and audiences by learning, performing, and preserving the Japanese art of taiko.

Since the group's founding in 1996, Kaminari Taiko has expanded its cultural influence across Texas and the Gulf South. We reach thousands of people each year through concerts, festivals, and classes.

By fusing traditional instruments with modern rhythms, Kaminari strives to respectfully advance taiko as an art form, and to inspire audiences in Texas and beyond.

Photo credit:  Kinjo Yonemoto

Photo credit:  Dianna Cruz

Photo credit:  Kimberly Spins

...a high-energy perfomance of spectacle and sound...
— Houston Press

Kaminari News

Our next Family Taiko Workshop is scheduled for February 21, 2016! Bring your kids and come learn taiko together. Visit the Family Taiko Workshop page for more information.

Our next Recreational Taiko class is scheduled for Sundays starting January 10 - February 14, 2016! Recreational Taiko is open to students ages 13 and up. Visit the Recreational Taiko page for more information.