Joji Hirota

Joji Hirota

Japanese Taiko Drumming

Synopsis

Originally from Hokkaido (the northern island), the multi-percussionist, Shakuhachi player and composer leads Britain’s only truly authentic Taiko drumming group. They appear in a 3, 5 or 7-piece format (with enormous Oh-daiko drum and gong) and can also provide kimono-clad dancers.

Biography

Originally from Hokkaido in the northern island of Japan, the acclaimed multi-percussionist, shakuhachi player and composer leads the UK’s only authentic Taiko drumming group. They can appear in a three, five or seven-piece format (with enormous Oh-daiko drum and gong) and can also provide kimono-clad dancers.

Providing a energetic opening to a range of events from conferences to awards, Joji and his team can work to any brief or logistic considerations.

Joji Hirota and the Taiko Drummers were the opening act for the Live Earth concert at Wembley Stadium, whilst the group has also collaborated with the Royal Shakespeare Company.

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