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.

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Photo credit:  Kinjo Yonemoto

Photo credit:  Dianna Cruz

Photo credit:  Kimberly Spins

Gift Certificates

Give the gift of Taiko this holiday season!


Registration is now open for our Junior Taiko Workshop designed just for kids! The 1.5 hour workshop is on June 3, 2017.

Registration for Recreational Taiko is now open! The six-week course runs from July 9 - August 20.

Keep informed on upcoming events, classes and workshops by joining our mailing list.

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