Ryuji HamadaInstructor

    Ryuji was born and played wadaiko in Yokohama, Japan. He has made a particular study of the yoko-uchi style of taiko on Hachijo Island, as well as Miyake-daiko with original masters Tsumura-sensei and sons. After travelling to Australia in 2012, Ryuji completed Taikoz’s Individual Development Program in 2013, followed by IDP2 in 2014. Ryuji was then named as Taikoz Mainstage Associate Player in 2015, followed by his appointment as a full member in 2016. Since then Ryuji has been involved in a number of major projects, including Taikoz’s Indian tour of Chi Udaka and The Beauty of 8, as well as Taikoz’s teaching program.