Neiro Shime

This new installment in our “Neiro” series offers a high-pitch timbre specifically designed for kumidaiko or ensemble taiko playing Buy Now Features:– Specially engineered shime skins (29mm thick rim, equivalent to a gochogake shime daiko)– Premium quality Japanese Honkeyaki body … Continued

Fall Retreat Registration Opens

Registration for the 2019 kaDON Fall Retreat will open for kaDON subscribers on 7/9/2019 and for the general public on 7/10/2019. For more information click here. 

Interview with Kaoly Asano

Translated by Aya Yoshida:   Rakunatural Tsushin (Prema, Inc.) – Featured Article, May 2015 Vol. 92 Prema, Inc. 15th Anniversary Celebration GOCOO Wadaiko Live – A spectacular performance that shaked the audience’s soul Voice from the audience: – It resonated … Continued

Introducing kaDON TaikoPay

kaDON TaikoPay makes premium quality taiko accessible to everyone.   Affordable Monthly Payment Plans Zero interest plans with flexible 6, 12, 18 or 24-month payment options. Legendary Miyamoto Unosuke Shoten Craftsmanship Miyamoto’s taiko feature solid keyaki bodies and natural skins … Continued

New Omiyage Bachi

  We are proud to announce our newest bachi the kaDON Omiyage bachi! This bachi is made of high quality hou and perfectly tailored to suit the powerful visual style of Omiyage. It measures 49cm long and 30mm in diameter. … Continued

Introducing the New “Neiro” Hirado Taiko

The Neiro Hirado Taiko is the result of legendary Miyamoto Craftsmanship. The body is made from premium quality Honkeyaki (Japanese Zelkova) and carefully carved thin in order to enhance the drum’s warmth and resonance. The thick skin of the Neiro Hirado … Continued

kaDON Workshop with Leonard Eto

  We are very excited to bring taiko legend Leonard Eto to the Bay Area for a very special series of workshops on June 18-19th.  Registration is now open!  Please scroll down to register. Instructor:  Leonard Eto Hosted by:  San Francisco … Continued

Coming Soon: Taiko Set with Kenny Endo


We’re excited to announce our next course from Kenny Endo, Introduction to Taiko Set. In this course, Kenny shows why he’s a master of the Taiko Set and gives you a solid foundation to begin combining drums and experimenting with … Continued

2015 Year-End / 1,000+ FB Likes Giveaway

UPDATE: Winner Announced Happy New Year everyone!! The lucky winner of our 2015 Year-End kaDON Gear Giveaway is Harisen Daiko! Congratulations!! We want to thank all of you who participated and for all the comments on what you would like … Continued

Perform with On Ensemble: Taiko Heros 2

Don’t miss a chance to perform ‘Ready Set kaDON’ and/or ‘Lion Chant’ with On Ensemble for our upcoming Taiko Heroes 2 concert series which will be held December 19-20 in Santa Monica at the Miles Memorial Playhouse! If you want … Continued