Reo Kitabayashi began playing taiko during his fourth year at elementary school. He entered the Kodo Apprentice Centre in 2013 and became a Kodo member in 2016. On stage, Kitabayashi is mainly featured on taiko drums. In 2015, he performed in a wide range of Kodo productions, including "Eternity," "Chaos," "Kodo Special Performances on Sado Island," and "DADAN" in Japan and Hong Kong. In 2016, Kitabayashi toured in Europe with "Mystery" and in Japan with "Chaos" and "Spiral." He shows his broad range and dexterity by performing on drums of all sizes, from the physical bass part on the big drum in O-daiko to intricate yet powerful parts in Spiral's new pieces Rasen and Ayaori. Kitabayashi is a steadfast, genuine person who is known for his beaming smile.