Hiroshi Koshiyama

Region: Winnipeg MB
| San Francisco United States


Hiroshi Koshiyama co-founded the Winnipeg-based professional taiko group Fubuki Daiko with his wife, Naomi Guilbert in 1995. Born and raised in San Francisco, he became a Canadian citizen in 2000 after moving to Winnipeg. He received his formative training with Grandmaster Seiichi Tanaka and the San Francisco Taiko Dojo where he also acted as the assistant instructor of the Oakland branch of the group. During his stint with the SF Taiko Dojo, he appeared in the Philip Kauffman film, Rising Sun and performed at Carnegie Hall. He has since gone on to perform and teach with Fubuki Daiko across North America. He is the only Canadian formally trained in the traditional Japanese Lion dance by world renowned lion dancer Nosuke Akiyama.

One of the group’s principal composers, Koshiyama has collaborated with many other artists including The Winnipeg Singers, The Northern Plains Ballet Company, Absent Sound, Ron Paley, Moses Mayes, Mu Daiko and Enso Daiko. He also performs with drumming groups Four Direction Drummers and Drummers United.

Koshiyama has also appeared in commercials and TV movies.