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

Tickets for the 16th Annual Grand Taiko Concert on September 27th are on sale now!

Take advantage of our Early Bird discount of $5 off all tickets ordered before August 15th.

Visit the Grand Taiko Concert 2014 page to learn more.