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March 20, 2020

St. Patrick's day Parade

Nae Studio's Hayashi no Kai marches in the Toronto St. Patrick's day parade

February 29, 2020

Ohayashi no Kai demonstration

Performance and demonstration at the Ontario Japanese Speech Contest, hosted at the University of Toronto

February 1, 2020


30 minute performance for LunarFest at the Living Arts Centre, Mississauga (5:30pm-6:00pm)

January 23, 2020

Lunar New Years Celebration

Private collaboration

January 19-20, 2020

Lecture and workshop series

Lecture and workshop series, hosted by Midnight Taiko, Calgary at the Masa Kokoro Aikido Dojo and the CAJC

January 14, 2020

Taiko workshop

Instructional taiko workshop held at the Mount Royal University Conservatory hosted by Rocky Mountain Taiko Ensemble

October 19, 2019

Toronto FC Playoffs pre-game show

Collaborative performance for the opening ceremonies of the victorious Toronto FC playoff game at BMO Field!

May 23, 2019


Full theatrical production in Montreal QC.

Musical score performed and composed by Kokichi.

March 10, 2019

St. Patrick's Day Parade

Performance of festival Taiko as part of an Asian themed flotilla in Toronto's downtown St. Patty's day parade.

March 2, 2019

Mitsuki - Performance at the Ontario Japanese Speech Contest

Live performance collaboration with Aki Takahashi and Tetsuya Kudaka at the University of Toronto JJR Macleod auditorium for the annual Ontario Japanese Speech Contest. 

October 4-9, 2018

New Zealand Guest Performance with Shinshu Otari Daiko

Coaching, artistic direction and guest performance with Shinshu Otari Daiko

Summer 2018

2018 Bell Media TSN FIFA World Cup 2018 Commercial

Taiko drum appearance in intense commercial for TSN FIFA World Cup 2018 footage.

January 2018

TVO Kids Video shoot 'Oshogatsu'

Instructed and performed with selected youth for TVO Kids broadcast at the JCCC and TJLS.

May 26, 2017

Concert performance 'Mitsudomoe' - Iida city, Nagano, Japan

Full concert performance with trio of world champion Odaiko soloist drummers and performers, Tetsuya Kudaka, Ryo Shimamoto and Kazushige Yanase. 

July 2017

Private performance with Kayo Yasuhara - Montreal QC

Guest appearance with Komachi of Montreal

June 25-26, 2016

Okaya, Nagano Japan

Competed in the Okaya International -Hitori Uchi- One man taiko competition 2016

May 3, 2016

Otari-mura, Nagano Japan

Coaching and performing with Otari-daiko in their annual Shio no Michi Festival

March 26, 2016

Iida, Nagano Japan

Performing alongside the Meikyokan Taiko and dance troupe.

October 25, 2015

Haguruma - Iida, Nagano Japan

Performing with renown world champion Taiko music artist Tetsuya Kudaka and Shimamoto Ryo.

2015 Feb-14

Toronto Japanese Language School

Culture Day Workshop

2015 Jan-25

Embassy of Japan, Ottawa ON

Feature performance

2014 Dec-06

Ottawa ON

Ottawa Tea Festival

2014 Sep-27

Japan Foundation Toronto


Live music by Kokichi

in partnership with Urara Minbukai

2014 Aug-24

Montreal QC

Otakuthon Montreal

Guest performer with Komachi Montreal

2014 Aug-13

Toronto ON

Momiji Centre feature performance for Consulate of Japan

Featuring Kayo Yasuhara

2014 Jul-11

Longueuil QC

International Percussion Festival Longueuil QC

Guest performance with Komachi Montreal

2014 Apr-27

Kakeyu Nagano Japan

Kakeyu Haru-matsuri

With Maruko Kojo Daiko

2013 Sep-29

l'Église St-Henri à Mascouche, Mascouche QC

Fête des Nations à Mascouche‏ 

Guest performance with Komachi Montreal

2013 Sep-21

Mont-Royal, Montreal QC

Multicultural Festival

Guest performance with Komachi Montreal

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Performing taiko in Toronto
Performing taiko in Ottawa
Taiko collaboration in Montreal
Performing taiko in Ottawa
Taiko and Japanese dance performance in Montreal
Iida city, Oneri-matsuri 2016
Iida city 2016 Oneri-matsuri
Otari village, Shio no Michi Festival 2016
Teaching taiko in Toronto
Taiko in Montreal
Peforming taiko in Japan
Teaching taiko in Toronto
Kokichi Kusano performs shinobue at Mitsuki
Tetsuya Kudaka performs Sansa taiko at Mitsuki
Aki Takahashi peforms Shamisen for Mitsuki
Taiko performance in Montreal
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