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In July of 2023, Taiko Zentrum Deutschland, kaDON, and Asano Taiko U.S. will be teaming up with the city of Manti, Utah and Manti High School to bring you a one-of-a-kind taiko adventure: the Utah Taiko Experience. Imagine daily taiko instruction with Shoji Kameda & Yuta Kato combined with daily adventures in the most stunning locations of Central Utah's Wasatch mountains... that's a start! Join us with 30 other taiko players from around the world, as we explore taiko, explore Utah, share with each other and the local community, and create an experience you will NEVER forget!ย 

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Pay half now, half later

Financing option available through kaDON.

Second installment will be invoiced May 31st, 2023

At A Glance

Taiko Sessions & Activities

  • Over 40 hours of taiko with Shoji & Yuta & the UTE content team!

  • Exploration of Central Utah's most beautiful spots for hiking, fishing swimming, and more.

  • Share taiko with the local community through workshops and a concert in the park. View preliminary schedule


Registration Includes:

Event transportation, taiko workshops, taiko equipment (except bachi), Utah excursions, dinners, state park entry and some recreational equipment. 

Content Leaders
Shoji Kameda, Yuta Kato, Rannoch Purcell, Martin Doyle, Shonagh Walker, Diana Wu



SLC airport to Manti: 2 shuttles per day on arrival / departure days will be offered.

Daily travel: transportation from Manti High School to UTE event locations is included.


A total of nine dinners (July 21-29th) are included in the registration price (breakfast and lunch are not included).

Participants are responsible for booking their own lodging.

  • Camping: you can book this with us at registration ($60 for the full 9 days). Facilities include: toilets, showers, swimming pool, and convenience store.

โ€‹Click here for a full list of accommodation in the area.โ€‹


Dates / Location / Cost

  • Manti, Utah - July 21-30, 2023

      nearest airport: Salt Lake City (SLC).

  • Cost: $1250 USD  ($1200 for kaDON subscribers, Asano Taiko US students (online or in person).


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