LATI Introduction

The Los Angeles Taiko Institute (LATI) is a dedicated taiko (Japanese drumming) school in Torrance, CA offering 12-week courses, drop-in classes, multi-day intensives, and one-time workshops on a variety of taiko topics.

The "Learn-Taiko!" link above provides the full list of classes at the Institute!

LATI is housed at Asano Taiko U.S. a full-service taiko maker offering exquisite Japanese drums and accessories, as well as on-site taiko repair and reskinning.

Los Angeles Taiko Institute/Asano Taiko U.S. location:
20909 S. Western Ave.
Torrance, CA 90501

Asano Taiko US and LATI on Common Cents

The Torrance CitiCABLE TV program has completed a 15-minute "Common Cents" feature on Asano Taiko US. It features interviews with Katsuji, Yuta, and me, plus shots of Asano Taiko US, LATI classes, and Mochi Mochi. It's well done and captures some of the great vibe of ATUS/LATI and the camaraderie of our community. Check it out!

Miyake Daiko coming to US!

We are pleased to announce that Kazuhiro and Hidenori Tsumura of Miyake Jima Geino Doushikai will be visiting Asano Taiko US for a series of workshops, October 8-9!
After visiting us, the teachers will be headed to New York to teach lessons at the Kaoru Watanabe Taiko Center, October 13-16.
Next March, they will also be visiting Seattle for the first time, teaching at Japan Creative Arts. Details TBA.

Asano Taiko U.S. at RTG in Vancouver

Asano Taiko U.S. staff will be at the 2016 Regional Taiko Gathering in Vancouver from August 20th to 21st. We will be bringing bachi, bachi bags, and more! If you are attending and interested, email or call us to pre-order-- | 310-974-4490

Please check out our online store to see what we have:

Looking forward to seeing many of you in Vancouver!

3rd anniversary of Asano Taiko US

July 25 marks the 3rd anniversary of Asano Taiko US. Thank you to the students, aikoukai members, staff, family, and friends of our community who have made this milestone possible.

It has been a wild ride, and three years passed in a blink. But through it all we see the power of taiko to connect people. Asano Taiko US' very existence is the result of these connections and the daily support of so many. I am deeply grateful.