About Masaya

Born in Yokohama, Japan, Masaya Koike started taiko at a young age. After graduating from high school, he joined the Kodo Apprentice Centre in Sado Island, Niigata. There he studied taiko, fue and dance and progressed to become a junior member of Kodo in 2015, and then a full performing member in 2016. Masaya left Kodo in March 2017 to begin his journey as a solo artist.

Masaya is currently an instructor at Hibikus Yokohama, a Miyamoto Unosuke Shoten taiko school in Japan.