Open to Brown and RISD students!


Ever wondered what you’re really capable of?

Great news! We’re holding a series of FREE introductory taiko workshops where we’ll teach you the basics through a fun, simple song. You won’t need ANY prior experience!

Taiko is a group performance art that combines traditional Japanese drumming with elements of the martial arts and modern jazz. It’s rhythmic, it’s intense, and it’s a whole lot of FUN!

If by the end you feel that taiko is the thing for you, we encourage you to try out for the Gendo Taiko team! We’re looking for enthusiasm, dedication, and enjoyment! Most of all we hope that you’ll love taiko just as much as we do!


Workshop 1A: Tuesday September 15, 8pm – 10pm*
Workshop 1B: Wednesday September 16, 4pm – 6pm*
Workshop 2: Thursday September 17, 10pm – 12am
Workshop 3: Sunday September 20, 8:30pm – 10:30pm
AUDITIONS: Tuesday September 22, 8pm – 10pm
*Workshops 1A and 1B will be covering the same material, so you only have to attend one of them!

T.F. Green Hall, Brown University

Feel free to contact us if you need help locating T.F. Green.
We have members from both RISD and all over Brown
campus who will be happy to walk you to the workshops! 



Brown University 250+ Waterfire

On Saturday, May 23, we were invited to perform at a full Waterfire lighting celebrating Brown University’s 250 Anniversary.

Though it was cold night, the warmth of the torches and audience kept us going through our performances of Matsuri, Yoarashi, and Miyake. We ended with Yatai and Tamaire being played on boats as we floated down the canal.

What a great end to an exciting year!

|| GRAVITY || Spring Show!


Saturday, April 25 | 7 PM | Salomon 101 | Facebook Event

Brown/RISD Gendo Taiko is excited to invite you to our annual Spring Show, GRAVITY!

Taiko is a group performance art that combines traditional Japanese drumming with elements of the martial arts and modern jazz. Join us as we retrace our group’s history in one of the most INTENSE, RHYTHMIC, and FUN performances you’ll ever experience!

$8 presale, $10 at the door

You can buy tickets from Gendo Taiko members or at any of these designated dates (and performances)!

J. Walter Wilson
Thur. April 16, 11 AM – 4 PM
Fri. April 17, 11 AM – 4 PM
Wed. April 22, 11 AM – 4 PM
Thurs. April 23, 11 AM – 4 PM

Fri. April 17, 12 PM – 1 PM

Whirlwind Tours
RISD Nickerson Green : Sat. April 11, 1:30 PM
Brown JCA Matsuri : Sat. April 11, 2:30 PM
RISD Met : Fri. April 17, 12 PM
RISD Market Square : Fri. April 17, 12:30 PM

Gendo and KODO!


Last weekend, Gendo Taiko had the honor of meeting KODO performer, Masayuki Sakamoto, before the KODO Mystery Tour performance in New York. It was an incredible performance and we are so grateful to have had this opportunity!

Thank you to Yoko Fujimoto, Yui Kawamoto, and our own Kota for arranging this meeting!