Ryuji Hamada©Karen Steains_KSP1909BW

Ryuji Hamada

Taikoz associate teacher

Ryuji was born and played wadaiko in Yokohama, Japan. He has also studied 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. Since that time, Ryuji has joined Taikoz as Associate Player (mainstage) and is now actively involved in Taikoz’s teaching program.