Asano Taiko U.S.


Asano Taiko U.S. is a full-service taiko (Japanese drum) facility located in Torrance, CA offering a walk-in store, on-site taiko maintenance and repair, and hands-on taiko classes.

The store also features instruments by American maker, Kato Taiko. On-site repair services provide North American taiko groups with professional maintenance and taiko skinning.

Asano Taiko U.S. is home to Los Angeles Taiko Institute (LATI), a full-time taiko school offering courses to both beginning and experienced players. Taught by professional taiko perfomers, classes are offered every day of the week. A hub for advanced taiko pedagogy, the Institute offers 12-week courses, multi-day intensives, and one-time workshops on a wide range of taiko arts.

This year, LATI's annual recital/concert will be held on December 11 and 12, 2021 with the title "2021 LATI DONference"! Unlike past recitals, this event will be held in a conference style where remote students will be invited to perform alongside our local community members.

The goal of this event is to utilize what we've learned through the many lockdowns, use it to our advantage to get better at taiko, and create opportunities for long lasting friendships – it will be the biggest endeavor within the history of LATI.

Learn more about the 2021 LATI DONference and register for classes at

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