Kayo Homma-Komori developed her passion for taiko at an early age, as her father, mother and aunt were all active members of the taiko communities in both Vancouver and Toronto. She began playing taiko at the age of five with Chibi Taiko, Canada’s first youth taiko group, based in Vancouver. The group was founded by her father with the goal of passing this unique art form on to the next generation of Japanese Canadians. Kayo moved to Toronto in 2013 and soon after connected with Kiyoshi Nagata, whom her parents knew from their years of playing taiko in Toronto. Kayo joined Nagata Shachu as an apprentice in 2014 and became a member in 2015.