About us

Taiko in-Spiration is the only Japanese drum show in Russia.

Our repertoire includes truly “over-the-top” festival compositions and modern drum rhythms.

We are a friendly team of young and talented musicians united by a common passion and love of Japanese culture.

We were born in 2011, and till nowadays we are giving everyone our creativity. Oksana Moseychuk, a percussionist from Austria, was the first our teacher and inspirer. After some time we met Takuya Taniguchi, a Japanese musician and composer, who gave our drums a modern sound and agreed to participate in the creation of a joint big show.

In all the time we have taken part in different events such as the opening of UNIQLO stores throughout Russia, the show at the World Judo Championships, a participation in the play on the stage of the “Teatrium on Serpukhovka”, as well as shooting in music videos for Philipp Kirkorov’s song “Chimera” and Bianka’s song “Nogami Rukami”.

Group leader

Aleksandra
Samokhina
Our Sensei
Takuya Taniguchi

Takuya Taniguchi is a master of taiko drumming and one of the most famous solo performers.

Born in Fukui, Japan, Taniguchi began training at a young age under renowned Taiko drummer Itetsu Hayashia. At 16, he established the Tenryu-Daiko group and was a prize recipient at the 2002 Viennese World Youth Music Festival. The following year, as a testament to his skill, he began touring with Hayashia's Fuun-No-Ki group, and he continues to share stages with Hayashia in Japan.

Taniguchi began collaborating with Western musicians several years into his career. Notably, he released the Friendship LP with jazz pianist Walter Lang in 2010. Not long after, he joined German group Drumaturgia, whose sound is described as "East meets West; pop meets traditional music." He is also a key member of the World Percussion Ensemble alongside Lang, Marco Lobo (Brazil), Njamy Sitson (Cameroon), and Peter Cudek (Slovakia). He has appeared in the productions Ophelias Schattentheater, by the German composer Wilfried Hiller, and Macbeth together with No and Kyogen actors and organist Jean-Baptiste Monnot at Tokyo's National Art Festival.

Today, Taniguchi continues to conduct the Taiko tradition outside Japan by offering instruction to aspiring musicians — and even Buddhist monks.

Taiko performance

The sea
Of blue
Forest 12.10

Taiko performance

The sea
Of blue
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12.10
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