Kioto Aoki

Instructor, Gintenkai Premier Performance Unit Co-Lead

As daughter of artistic director Tatsu Aoki, Kioto is a descendant of the Toyoakimoto performing arts family dating back to the Edo period. Kioto carries on the lineage of the traditional Japanese performing arts as sole professional taiko player in Chicago. She has been performing on stage since age 7 with a career of over 20 years.  She is active within the experimental and creative music communities in Chicago and the San Francisco Bay Area. Kioto co-leads the Gintenkai Performance Unit with Kiyomi Negi and is instructor for Tsukasa Taiko.



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