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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! 

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July 21-30, 2023 - Manti, Utah


50 / 50

Pay 50% at registration, 50% later

financing available through kaDON

registration opens January 16th, 10am PST

At A Glance

Taiko Sessions & Activities

  • Over 40 hours of taiko with Shoji & Yuta!

  • 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


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.

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

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).


Refund Policy
Please read our full cancellation/refund policy here.

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