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Welcome to Byron Taiko

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Taiko is the Japanese word for ‘drum’, but it is also the art of Japanese drumming combining rhythm, movement, and spirit. The sound of the Taiko could be heard as part of everyday Japanese life for hundreds, perhaps thousands, of years. Its origins lie deeply embedded in Japanese culture.
Hiro & Mayu Akiba are passionate about sharing their Japanese culture and promoting cultural diversity. As the organisers of Byron Bay's annual Japanese Festival, they have also been touring local schools and teaching Taiko in the Byron Bay community since 2012.
Byron Taiko are available to host private functions and events - offering Japanese themed catering, authentic decor styling, music, meditation, and professional Taiko performance.

Come experience Japan with us!


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Cultural music EXPERIENCE

An energetic physical exercise promoting a healthy lifestyle and a discipline of both body and mind.



Authentic Japanese event hire, performance and catering.



Annual Festival and celebration of cultural diversity on Main Beach, Byron Bay.

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  • Byron Taiko Project 2018
  • Taiko Camp 2019
  • School visiting
  • Digital concert 2020
  • Japan Festival Byron Bay
  • BonOdori
  • Private Function

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Byron Taiko Camp
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