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Japanese Festival Drums and Music 


Taiko On perform and teach Japanese Festival music and dance across Perth and deliver an unforgettable visceral musical experience.  

Enquire about what we can offer:    Stage Performances   |   Roving   |   Activation

Schools Language and Cultural Performances            Musical Specialist Workshops

Staff PD and Team Building Workshops                         Children's Birthday Parties

Japanese Theme Events and Activations                       Awards Dinner Performances

Performance Style:  Traditional Festival Drumming in a variety of styles and positions with synchronised movements, vocalisation and energy. 


We have performed at:

  • Music Festivals & Multicultural Festivals

  • Corporate Events

  • Weddings

  • Dinners

  • Event Openings

  • Fundraising Events

  • Universities

  • Street Parades

To see more - check our list of past events.




3 ~ 15 performers 

1 ~ 23 years percussion experience

Please click the button below to register your interest in a quote, or contact Simon Vanyai - 0408 434 608  


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Taiko Drum Drumming Performer Drummer

Yousuke 陽介

Wadaiko Workshops  ~ Feb 11th & 12th

Taiko Master from Sado Island [Japan] in Perth

FANTASTIC Taiko Experience Opportunity, right here in PERTH

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Taiko Master from Sado Island, ]-Yosuke-[ facilitates workshops where experienced taiko players and beginners alike can grow and notice their own growth.
His workshops aren’t about learning through imitation. Instead, they focus on the originality of each individual. Yosuke’s strength lies in teaching people that taiko players don’t need to fit into any certain mould.
Through his workshops, he shares his vast experience and passion for taiko. People may think he is teaching is own style of drumming, when in fact Yosuke’s workshops are an opportunity for participants to uncover their own personal style.
Taiko players often get injured but Yosuke has never had an injury. He says that’s because he wants to make sure he can continue playing taiko with power and grace. According to Yosuke, the safe way to play taiko and the beautiful way to play taiko are connected.

Taiko X - United Drums of Australia

July 05, 2019

Wadaiko Rindo [Melbourne]

Japanese Dancers

Koi Daiko [Perth]

and of course Taiko On

Filipino Independence Day celebration in Newman

August 04, 2017

Thank you for inviting Taiko On for Filipino Independence Day celebration in Newman! Great hospitality and friendly community, we loved performing for you Newman!

The Brainchild Ball

July 21, 2017

Taiko On performed at the Brainchaild Ball to support the Telethon Adventurers in their quest to raise funds for research into the cure for paediatric brain cancer.

Multicultural Eid Carnival

June 30, 2017

Taiko On was honour to be invited to Multicultural 2017 Did Carnival. We were happy to be part of the world cultural event and celebration Eid together. Enjoyed serene and relaxed atmosphere, as well as professional stage setup!

HBF Run for a Reason

June 27, 2017

Taiko On did it again 🎊 - successfully cheered hbf runners, and completed our own 2 HOURS YATAI BAYASHI MARATHON. 2 hours went past so fast, I hope everyone enjoyed our Taiko, WE DID!!!! 

Boobilicious Ball

June 23, 2017

We were very proud to be invited to perform at Boobalicious Ball 2017!! Great show, great night! Hope we helped to raise a lot of money :)

Launched in 2004, Boobalicious is one of the most anticipated social events of the year, bringing together Perth’s most stylish consumers for an evening of flamboyant entertainment and generous contribution to Breast Cancer Care WA (formerly the Breast Cancer Foundation of Western Australia)

Photograph: Dean Goodwin photography and Alex from Hot Pixel


It is our great honour to be playing for the #FreoDockers opening.  We have been playing every their home game opening!!!!!! 

The Subiaco Street Party 2017

April 07, 2017

Taiko On was invited The Subiaco Street Party 2017, we enjoyed a lot to perform in the festive atmosphere. 

Joondalup Festival 2017

April 01, 2017

We've got a great experience to perform at Joondalup Festival as well as collaborate with Zap Circus.

Perth Japan Festival 2017

March 24, 2017

Taiko On was honored to be invited the 2017 Perth Japan Festival. 

Corymbia Multicultural Festival

March 10, 2017

Dunsborough Art Festival

March 04, 2017

Another great experience in absolutely beautiful foreshore at Dunsborough. 

Lunar Lanterns - PIAF support Performance

February 17, 2017

Taiko On was honor to be invited by City of Subiaco and join the Lunar Lanterns event. We enjoyed raving the street and bringing festive vibes in Subiaco!

2017 Lunar New Year @ Westfield Carousel

February 08, 2017

Taiko On was invited by Westfield Carousel to perform during the Lunar New Year this year.

Taiko On Meets Ramen Samurai

December 09, 2016

Awesome music from Taiko On meets awesome ramen from Ramen Samurai - Sugoi!!!

Japanese Restaurant LAPUTA

December 07, 2016

Japanese Restaurant LAPUTA has opened at 1 Barrack Square!! It was pleasure playing Taiko in the opening ceremony. Laputa is the first Japanese Tatami style buffet restaurant to be introduced to Perth. All of the food were so delicious❤️must try!

Osborne Park Show

December 01, 2016

We were honored to be invited to Osborne park show! We enjoyed performing and beautiful fire works. 

Shirase - Japanese Icebreaker performance

November 29, 2016

We were honored to be invited to the reception on board at Shirase. Shirase is a Japanese icebreaker operated by the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force and Japan's fourth icebreaker for Antarctic expeditions.

Weekend Japanese School Perth Festival

November 25, 2016

We had a fantastic performance in the Weekend Japanese School in Perth's Matsuri, in the 37 degree heat!!! It was a very bright and hot day for us :)

Freo Maritime Day Festival 2016

November 11, 2016

Proud to be performing for the #Fremantle Maritime Day Festival 2016 today. Great weather, great crowd, great organisation. For those who were there - hope you guys enjoyed our performance. Otsukaresamadeshita everybody!

Multicultural Food Fair.

November 10, 2016

City of Armadale Hawkers Markets

November 03, 2016

Another performance at Armadale. Thanks for @cityofarmadale for the invitation! Great job everyone!!

Swan Festival of Lights

October 29, 2016

We have performed in Swan Festival of Lights. Hope everybody enjoyed the show!

St. George Collage Ball

October 21, 2016

Taiko On was honer to be invited to perform for St. George Collage Ball. 

Telethon 2016

October 15, 2016

Second year performing for Telethon7! So glad to be contributing to the cause again!! 

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About Telethon7 

Noizemaschin!! 2016

September 26, 2016

Hardcore Taiko performance at Noizemaschin. Thanks we enjoyed those experimental sound art at the venue. 

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About Noizemaschin

Unigames 2016.

September 24, 2016

Thanks for the invitation guys! Great to see the spirit and the strength! 

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Shinju Matsuri

September 10, 2016

TAIKO ON brought the big sound of Taiko to BROOME!! 

We were honoured being invited to Shinju Matsuri 2016. 

It was great festival with awesome vibes, we were supported by the audience all though our performances. 

Special thanks to Consulate-General of Japan in Perth that sponsored us for this great opportunity.

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About Shinju Matsuri

Hinata Cafe 2016

August 20, 2016

Taiko On performed on the stage of the 2016 Hinata Cafe again!  We enjoyed a lot performing in front of big audience, hope everyone enjoyed our show too! 

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About Hinata Cafe

UWA International Night | UniHall

June 01, 2016

Taiko On was invited to play for the UWA University Hall International Night 🎌
Article about UWA International Night | UniHall

HBF Run for a Reason 2016

May 21, 2016

Yes!! we've got a awesome experience with hbf runners, and complited our own 2 HOURS YATAI BAYASHI MARATHON. We came to encourage the runners but eventually got a lot of energey from them. It was absolutely Marathon Matsuri!! (Matsuri=festival in Japanese)Thanks for the great vibes!!

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Watch Taiko On HBF RUN Video

Harrisdale Harmony Day

March 19, 2016

Taiko On 20th of March lineage has performed at the Harrisdale Hamoney Day Event. We were so delighted bring the sound of Taiko to the audience and become part of the Harmony!
Great Harmony Day!

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Harmony Day / Little Scribblers event - The City of Gosnells

March 18, 2016

Taiko On 19th of March lineage has done GREAT Great job! Well done everyone. OTSUKARESAMADESITA! 

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Japan Festival 2016

February 26, 2016

Taiko On proudly performed on the final stage in the Perth Japan Festival 2016! .....and,  we had doubled in size!!

Excitingly some new members joined for our biggest ( and loudest ) performance! Great experience to perform in front of a thousand audience. 

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About Japan Festival 

ECU's 25th Anniversary

February 15, 2016

Taiko was invited ECU's 25th Anniversary event. 

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Aquatic Super Series

February 06, 2016

Taiko On was invited to perform for the Perth Aquatic Super Series. Great opportunity to watch some of the best swimmers of Australia, China and Japan! Also congratulations to our new members for their first performance with Taiko On. 


It was first performance for the new Taiko On member AKIKO S, CHISATO, DANIEL, AKIKO H, KAORI!!

And they did fantastic performance in front of huge audiences! Great Job! 

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ASIAN Film Festival - Burswood Outdoor Cinema

November 27, 2015

Taiko On had a special performance this Saturday at the Charity Film Festival - Outdoor Movie Night at Burswood Cinemas, prior to the exclusive release of the film “Unindian”. The movie event is open for public, and all profit goes directly in supporting children’s charities.

Japanese School Festival 2015

November 27, 2015

Taiko On has performed in the 2015 Weekend Japanese School Festival. It was such a beautiful opportunity to play Taiko as a part of the Weekend Japanese School cultural event. Hope everybody enjoyed our Taiko performance! We could see lots of excitement in kid's eyes while playing Taiko and Taiko workshop. They might be future Taiko On members!!

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Taiko On was honoured to be invited to perform in the 2015 Swan Festival of Light. We enjoyed playing a lot on the stage in front of many audience as well as the procession with traditional indian music. Unfortunattely no photo us on the stage for this event, but we did great!

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Cultural Day - Curtin University

October 28, 2015

Taiko on performance at Curtin University! 

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Fremantle Festival 2015

October 20, 2015

Taiko On 太鼓音 had a blast at Fremantle Festival 2015! We enjoyed playing a lot and we hope everybody did too! Thanks for the support from Fremantle and Consul-General of Japan! 
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October 17, 2015

Taiko On 太鼓音 is proud to be selected for a performance in  Telethon Perth2015

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Subiaco Satsuki Restaurant

September 26, 2015

Taiko on had private performance at Subiaco Satsuki Restaurant. That was first performance for Rhet!

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Kalbarri Zest Festival 2015

September 13, 2015

Taiko On was honoured to be invited to perform in the 2015 Kalbarri Zest Festival. We enjoyed staying in Kalbarri and the performance with great local students at the beautiful beach side location. 

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Noizemaschin!! 2015

July 27, 2015

Taiko On, turning up the Noize machine!

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June 05, 2015

Taiko On was invited to perform for UCI to welcome their guests from Japan. Definitely a great feeling to have Perth CBD as the gorgeous backdrop.

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Heritage FM

May 27, 2015

Appearance on Heritage FM for the "Konnichiwa" program

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Hinata Cafe 2015

May 02, 2015

Taiko On was honoured to be invited to perform in the 2015 Hinata Cafe. We enjoyed playing a lot and we hope everybody enjoyed it too!

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Japan Gold Metal Association

April 27, 2015

A performance on behalf of the Japan Gold Metal Association who were in Western Australia to visit the local mines. They invited Taiko On to show something very Japanese to the WA gold mine industry personnel at their banquet dinner.

It's safe to say, we were received very well by both Japanese and Australian clients and we all had a lot of fun sharing the Japanese drumming love!

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Corporate Perth Japanese Festival

March 02, 2015

Corporate Matsuri event held to celebrate the beginning of the Perth Japanese Festival 2015.

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Bunbury Multicultural Night

February 27, 2015

It was a pleasure for Taiko On to be invited to the 9th Annual Multicultural Night Under the Stars Festival in Bunbury. It was a fantastic night with an awesome crowd. Definitely looking forward to coming back again.

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Mar 8th  Freo Dockers Womens AFL

Mar 7th  Perth Japan Festival

Mar 7th  Corymbia Festival - Forrestfield

Feb  29th Introduction to Taiko Workshop

Feb  22nd Freo Dockers Womens AFLFeb 

Feb  21st  Ferry Unveiling

Feb 20th  Emporer of Japan's Birthday 

Jan  26th  Perth City Australia Day Event

Jan  23th  Riverton Res. Midweek Eats 

Jan 3rd & 8th ATP Cup [Perth] 


Sept 30th  Shinobue class with Yasukazu Kano

Sept 27th   YORK Festival Official Opening

Aug 18th     Eid Multicultural Arab Festival

Aug 17th    AFL Freo Dockers Vs Essendon

Aug 16th   Ursula Freyne Catholic School

Aug 3rd   AFL Freo Dockers Vs Gelong

July 20th     AFL Freo Dockers Vs Sydney

July 6th        TAIKO X with WADAIKO Rindo

July 6th     AFL Freo Dockers Vs West Coast

July 3rd Churchlands High School Perfornace

June 30th          AFL Freo Dockers Vs Carlton

June 16th     SuperSake Sake & Beer Festival

June 16th            Crown Casino Special Event

June 15th     AFL Freo Dockers Vs Port Adelaide

May 26th         AFL  Freo Dockers Vs Lions 

April 7th 2019

AFL Fremantle Dockers Home Game

April 6th 2019

 3:00pm        Cockburn Cultural Harmony Fair

5:30pm              Under the Moon - Joondalup

7:00pm                         Subiaco Street Festival

March 24th 2019

AFL Fremantle Dockers Home Game 

March 23rd 2019

5:00pm           Live Lighter Arab Festival 2019

March 16th 2019

3:00pm                AFLW Fremantle DOCKERS 

7:40pm     Global Beats and Eats - Wannaroo

March 9th 2019

Corymbia Festival - KalamundaJapan Festival - Perth CBD

March 3rd 2019


March 2nd 2019

Sihk Heritage Day

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