Taiko Drums

We sell a range of taikos suitable for practice or performance

Kagemusha Taiko Practice Drums

Kagemusha Taiko Practice Drums (also known as “pipe drums”) are the result of more than 14 years of continuous development, working in partnership with schools, to provide taiko drums that are lightweight and robust – drums that also sound good and are affordable.


Kagemusha Taiko Pipe Drums

Pipe Drum: £170
Stand: SPECIAL PRICE only £20 while current stock remains. (Normal price £30)
Case: £70
Bachi: £15

Delivery cost – please email drums@kagemusha.com for a quote.

Drums are usually built to order and we have usually deliver within one month of receipt of a valid purchase order.

In 2004, Kagemusha Taiko began working on a problem facing schools and others – how to get affordable taiko drums for people to play. Within a year, we have developed a basic solution: pipe drums with tarpaulin skins did the trick. They were affordable, lightweight but incredibly robust, and they sounded pretty good too. In fact, they worked so well that many people used them for performance as well as practice – and still do. We have sold over 1,000 of these pipe drums across the UK, and also to Germany, Italy, Portugal, Sweden, Switzerland and USA.

We have made refinements to them over the years, with the result that our 2019 versions are the best-ever.


“Devon Music Service now owns 6 sets of Kagemusha Taiko Practice Drums, which are in near-constant use. We’ve found them to be one of our most popular instrument sets for schools. The soft cases make them easy to transport and the drums themselves have so far proven indestructible!”



What do Kagemusha Taiko Practice Drums Sound Like?

This video shows Jonathan Kirby playing some “dongo drills” with members of Kagemusha Junior Taiko.
Of course, the sound depends on the quality of the original recording and the quality of the speakers you are listening through, but the video nonetheless gives a good idea of the sound.


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Devon Mix Workshop 2014 Web

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Kaiser Drum


For those who want the increased tonal range offered by drums made with wood and skin, Kagemusha Taiko also offer the complete range of drums brought to Europe by KAISER DRUMS.



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