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Nori has played the kit drum, African drum and percussion in many different groups in Japan. He started to play Wadaiko with “New Asian Ensemble Tenga” in 2000 as a professional drummer. He has traveled around Japan with this group for several years and feels very comfortable with playing Japanese drums. He is proud of Wadaiko as a beautiful Japanese culture and wants to share his joy with many people through Wadaiko. “Anybody is welcome! Let’s experience Japanese culture together!” Visit his personal site – Nori: Wadaiko Drummer.

*** Nori was with Midnight Taiko in 2009, and again from 2012 to 2018. He currently lives in Vancouver, BC and performs with Dahaza and Bushido ***