E. Kage

Region: Vancouver British Columbia
Born 1965, Tokyo Japan


E. Kage is a Taiko artist/performer and a digital audio artist.  Born in Japan growing up in Canada, they embraced the art of Taiko as a way to express their empowerment as a mixed race queer youth.  Since the 1980s they co-founded several Taiko/music groups touring parts of Europe and North America. Their digital audio works have been exhibited locally and abroad. They continue to create and express utilizing the Taiko, pushing the boundaries of the form, and collaborating with other artists. Their on-going projects include studying the ceremonial roots of Taiko, creating audio compositions, and performing/composing with Onibana Taiko. They live, thrive and work on the unceded territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh(Squamish) and səl̓ílwətaʔɬ (Tseil-waututh) peoples, aka Vancouver BC.