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Welcome to Tomodachi Daiko

Since its founding, Tomodachi Daiko has built more than 30 drums and has grown to more than 100 members, a diverse group composed of drummers of all abilities and ages.

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  • Please join Tomodachi Daiko at the Seward Music & Art Festival this Saturday

    Performance Time: 7:15 PM - 8:15 PM

    Where: Dale R. Lindsey Alaska Railroad Seward Intermodal Terminal

    913 Port Ave, Seward, Alaska


  • The new beginning taiko class has begun!!  Wow what a group this year! We have already learned our first song and the energy is amazing! It's not to late to come and join us. 

  • Tomodachi Daiko performed at the Palmer Friday Fling on June 16, 2017. The Palmer Friday Fling is a destination for locals, visitors and tourists to gather and promote community and economic development within downtown Palmer.

  • 2017 Alaska Judo Championships!!  TDI You are Amazing!

Our Team learning from the masters

  • Sachiko Kono, the current President of Tomodachi Daiko, Inc. born in Tokyo has been studying, teaching and sharing the fun of taiko since 2000. The founding member of Tomodachi Daiko, Sachiko thought taiko a fun way to introduce her Japanese language immersion students to an ancient Japanese art...

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    Sachiko Kono
  • Toshifumi (Toshi) Kono, the current Board Member of Tomodachi Daiko, Inc. born in Tokyo, first started with Tomodachi Daiko nine years ago to help his wife, Sachiko. The group needed fue (the Japanese bamboo flute) player, a kane (the bell) player, another drummer – one thing led to the next –...

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    Toshifumi (Toshi) Kono
  • Mari Jones was trained by Chokoma and Dengakuza, and has attented Kodo workshops in Japan. Mari enjoys the high-energy, spirit and teamwork which embodies Tomodachi Daiko from class to stage. Mari believes taiko is of the entire world and can be enjoyed anywhere. Three of Mari's children are among the top...

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    Mari Jones