The kaDON Social Hour

Thanks for Your Support! Aya, Shoji, Diana, Yoshi and Jason are excited to welcome you to The kaDON Social Hour, a slightly-facilitated, yet highly-casual online hangout. Many of us are seeing taiko events and in-person activities happening all around us. … Continued

Watch Taiko Celebration 2021

 Available from Friday Dec. 17, 2021 12:00 AM to Monday Jan. 17, 11:59 PM US Pacific Time Subscribe to kaDON for access to this spectacular show and all of our online content: Subscribe

New Hibikus Course: Three Drills with Kunihiro Kawahara

  [三つ打ちの基本] In these drills, Hibikus instructor Kunihiro Kawahara introduces the basics of mitsuuchi: the “sound,” “how to strike” and “how to practice.” Mitsuuchi, or horse beat, is one of the most essential rhythms used in the taiko repertoire of … Continued

New Hibikus Course: Irozome

This song is inspired by Japan’s festival music (matsuri bayashi), and incorporates rhythms that remind Maya of the joyful and pleasant feelings as well as the excitement she feels whenever she is at a festival. The lessons focus on nagado … Continued