Dates: 11/28 - 11/30

Location: Asano Taiko U.S.
(20909 S Western Ave, Torrance, CA 90501)

Fee: $240 *

*WS Participant Dinner on 11/30 included
* Lunch for all three days NOT included
* Recital participation ($10) NOT included

Choose between 2 WORKSHOP TRACKS!


by Otoha Asano

  • Learn Otoha's approach on Odaiko fundamentals.

  • Learn an original Odaiko composition by Otoha Asano!

  • Take Iwautsu Nami back to your group to teach and perform the piece!

  • Video of Otoha Asano

Otoha Asano

Born to a drum manufacturing company with a 400-year history, Otoha Asano had very early exposure to taiko. After graduating Senzoku Gakuen College of Music with a degree in percussion, she pursues the path of becoming a professional taiko artist. In 2008, Otoha becomes a taiko instructor in order to share energy to more people through her passion for wadaiko. Having established reputation through her powerful yet emotional performance, she joins Hono Daiko in 2014 and continues to inspire the next generation of taiko players.


by UnitOne

  • Learn all the parts for UnitOne's signature piece from multiple UnitOne members!

  • The parts for Beta, Shime/Okedo, Odaiko, and Fue will be interspersed in the piece-learning process.

  • Take "Summer Reprise" back to your group to teach and perform the piece!

  • Video of Summer Reprise


Asano Taiko U.S. is home to the professional performing ensemble, UnitOne. Featuring some of North America's most exciting performers and world-class taiko repertoire, UnitOne has performed at the 2015 North American Taiko Conference and the 2015 Extasia festival in Japan.



  • WS Participant Dinner: 11/30 (Wed) 6pm~
    Please join us for a post Workshop BBQ Party with the instructors!

  • Recital Run Through: 12/1 (Thu) 6-10pm
    Full run through of the Recital at Asano Taiko U.S.

  • RECITAL: 12/3 (Sat) 6-9pm
    All WS participants are invited to perform at the
    Recital! Please see Performances page for more info.

      • Iwautsu Nami with Otoha Asano

      • Summer Reprise with members from UnitOne and UnitTwo as the Recital Finale piece