Masayasu MAEDA

Masayasu MAEDA
Masayasu MAEDA
Date of Birth:
Feb. 22, 1996
Kikuchi, Kumamoto


Masayasu Maeda entered the Kodo Apprentice Centre in 2014 and became a Kodo member in 2017. On stage, he is mainly featured on taiko drums. Recently, Maeda has been actively expanding his expressive range through new challenges such as dance roles, composing, and serving as an instructor for amateur and student taiko groups.
Since his directorial debut in 2020, Maeda has shown unique flair for creating new concert programmes, such as Kodo’s School Workshop Performance tour and main-stage concerts at international music festival Earth Celebration in 2022 and 2023. In Aug. 2021, Maeda appeared playing taiko as a solo artist in the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics Opening Ceremony. He is a dexterous performer who enjoys exploring a wide range of genres with curiosity and ingenuity, from traditional festival and theatrical pieces to avant-garde music.

Photo Gallery