Eigen Aoki’s Taiko career started at age 4 on the stage of JASC’s annual Holiday Delight. While he started as a solo act, with help from his father and sister, he grew to perform in Tsukasa Taiko. Recently, Tsukasa Taiko developed a performing team Gintenkai, which Eigen has become a lead performer of. Eigen has since performed with with Tsukasa Taiko, Gintenkai, and a host of renowned artists such as Mwata Bowden, Nicole Mitchell, Dohee Lee, Hamid Drake, Michael Zerang and more. Throughout his career, he has played at major venues in Chicago as well such as the Chicago Jazz Festival and Taste of Chicago and at many locations such as the Dusable Museum and the Museum of Contemporary Art.