Japanese Taiko Drumming

Japanese taiko drumming demonstration by Las Vegas Kaminari Taiko at the Fighting United’s Aloha Hula Fun Run & Festival held at the Village, Lake Las Vegas.

The Las Vegas taiko scene came to life in 1993 when the late George Goto formed Las Vegas Kaminari Taiko. This exciting Southern Nevada taiko troupe is composed of uchite (taiko drummers) who have a deep respect for taiko, and dedicate many hours learning and sharing this ancient art form. Performances have included a wide variety of venues from cultural events in the park to universities and conventions. Kaminari means “thunder.” We hope you’ll experience our performances, then understand why we are so named.