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Friends of Taiko Jinsei
We're taiko players too! Below is our list of vendors we work with, and other great people whose skills and talents we've come to respect over the years.

Taiko Stuff...

Fulda is part of Germany's rapidly growing taiko community, and their drum craftsmanship really shows their love of this art form. Check out their tunable Nagadodaiko — a real thing of beauty!
MN Taiko, the taiko craft group Taiko Jinsei is part of, is comprised of Minnesota taiko artisans who hand construct quality taiko drums and accessories at an affordable price. All of their taiko, stands and accessories are quality, hand-made items offered at prices taiko lovers can afford. They are taiko players, making taiko ownership affordable.

    Looking for goods and gear resources? Check-out our printable PDF to put-up in your Dojo. It lists all the places we shop at too!

Artists We Love...

    Fubuki Daiko
A Winnipeg, Canada, taiko group, one of Fubuki Daiko's main goals is to bring the art of taiko to audiences who may not otherwise have the opportunity to experience Japanese culture. These world-class taiko players feature not only great songs with an eclectic twist, they're a gas to watch!

Kenny Endo Taiko Ensemble
Kenny Endo is one of the leading personas in contemporary percussion and rhythm. He is the vanguard of the taiko genre, continuing to pave new paths in this Japanese style drumming after over thirty years as a career taiko player. A performer, composer, and teacher of taiko with numerous awards and accolades, Kenny Endo is a phenomenon unto himself, blending Japanese taiko with rhythms influenced from around the world into original melodies and improvisation.

    Taiko Arts Midwest
Enso Daiko (formerly Mu Daiko) has a performance style and compositions that represent a synthesis of influences. Mu Daiko's founding artistic director Rick Shiomi’s study with Tanaka Sensei and workshops with Kenny Endo, Hanayui, and Fubuki Daiko are harmonized with a theatrical aesthetic. The sense of theater still carries on with Taiko Arts Midwest and Enso Daiko's artistic director Jennifer Weir.

LA Taiko Project
What can we say, a great bunch of people who can really play!

    On Ensemble
With Japanese drums at the foundation of its world fusion mix, On Ensemble takes the ancient instruments of taiko into new realms. Infusing the powerful rhythms of ensemble Japanese drumming with influences ranging from hip-hop and electronica to Tuvan throat singing.

Triangle Taiko
Taiko Jinsei's winter home! We love 'em. They deserve it. A fun group embracing more traditional taiko and performance styles.

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