Daihachi Oguchi 小口大八 (1924-2008)

Daihachi Oguchi had invented Kumi-daiko; the style of assembly taiko drums or group drumming, in 1951. But, what do we know about Daihachi Oguchi? Daihachi Oguchi was born on February 27, 1924, in Okaya City (Nagano Prefecture, Japan). He studied percussion of rock and jazz in 1941. Although during the Second World War he was conscripted and sent to China, where he was taken prisoner. … Continue reading Daihachi Oguchi 小口大八 (1924-2008)