About Us

A Short History

Eden Aoba Taiko was formed in 1997 to promote the Japanese music art of Taiko drumming under the direction of Masa Fukuizumi. The group started with 6 people and increased to 50 by the end of the year. Members' ages range from 6 year-old to more than 80. We believe that Taiko is for everyone, no matter what your age. Read more....

Classes For All Ages

The focus of the classes is to have a fun drumming with others. Also, drumming is a self-expression among others.
Classes are once per week for 10 weeks. Fee for a session is $30.00. Bring your own bachi (sticks) or I have some for sale. If Interested, you are welcome to observe the classes.
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What is Taiko

Taiko (太鼓?) means "drum" in Japanese. Outside Japan, the word is often used to refer to any of the various Japanese drums (和太鼓, "wa-daiko", "Japanese drum", in Japanese) and to the relatively recent art-form of ensemble taiko drumming.

Photo Gallery

Photos of our group span multiple years and include many individuals; some of which are still with us and some that have departed. Our group is very diverse and includes people for multiple cultural backgrounds, countries and ages. We have had members as old as 6 while others have been as young as 80 or more.

Our performances include such places as elementary schools, libraries, cultural events, festivals and even private weddings and anniversaries.

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