WELCOME TO

FUSHICHO DAIKO DOJO

CELEBRATING TAIKO

OVER 25 YEARS OF CLASSES AND PERFORMANCES

PASSION

LOVE OF MUSIC, LOVE OF LIFE

FOCUS

OPEN YOUR MIND TO NEW POSSIBILITIES

COMMUNITY

TEAMWORK AND FRIENDSHIP TRANSCEND ALL BOUNDARIES

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WELCOME TO FUSHICHO DAIKO DOJO

Fushicho Daiko Dojo welcomes you to their official website! Founded in 1992, the dojo is Arizona's longest running public taiko dojo. Fushicho Daiko strives to present and share the joy, energy, and teamwork of Japanese Taiko Drumming in the hopes of inspiring youth and adults to attain their full potential. Taiko is a style of ancient, dynamic, ensemble drumming across a variety of instruments that originated in the 6th century CE.

FUSHICHO DAIKO DOJO IS OPEN TO ALL

It doesn't matter what you look like, your age or gender, or your physical abilities - the doors of Fushicho Daiko Dojo are open to you if you're yearning to learn. New adult and children classes start every spring and fall, so please visit our Classes page for more information.

PERFORMANCES BRING PEOPLE TOGETHER - SHARE THE MUSIC

Click above to visit our Upcoming Events page to see when Fushicho Daiko is performing live. We have multiple live performances across the state every year, some of them monthly such as First Fridays in downtown Phoenix.

BOOK A PERFORMANCE

Would you like to have a riveting, heart-pounding performance for your own event, school, or convention? Click above to submit a request so that we can get back to you on availability and pricing.

WATCH PERFORMANCES ONLINE

Want to experience the repertoire of the dojo without waiting for our next live performance? Click above to be taken to our Videos page to watch footage of the dojo's students playing at various events!

So, what IS taiko?

  • TAIKO IS PASSION

    Taiko is finding a new love for music, for unlocking a part of your heart and soul you previously didn't know existed. Taiko is wrapping yourself up in the beat of the drum, of needing to feel the bachi in the grip of your palm. Taiko is yearning to know every song and to play them faithfully to honor their rich history. Taiko is the smile that spreads across your lips every time you hear 'don doko don'.
  • TAIKO IS FOCUS

    Taiko is being able to forget everything else in your life and focusing only on the music. Taiko is feeling the beads of sweat dribble down your forehead as you practice a rhythm over and over again. Taiko is that feeling of success when you nail a difficult piece. Taiko is the reward of embracing a challenge and overcoming it with pride.
  • TAIKO IS COMMUNITY

    Taiko is the laughter of your teammates as you dance around the drums. Taiko is reaching into the past to perform something in the here and now. Taiko is transcending across culture and time and gaining a new sense of appreciation. Taiko is the enrichment of the world by the new friendships that are formed. Taiko is the breaker of barriers between age, race, gender, and abilities.

FUSHICHO DAIKO DOJO PRESENTS
THE 9TH ANNUAL GRAND AVENUE FESTIVAL & PARADE

Come on out and join FUSHICHO DAIKO DOJO as a part of the 9th annual Phoenix Grand Avenue Festival. Fushicho Daiko Dojo will be performing all day outside of the dojo with chairs for audiences to come and sit and enjoy the riveting, pounding, enthralling music of taiko! Fushicho Daiko Dojo will also be leading the PAPA parade festival.

The Grand Avenue Festival, produced by Grand Avenue Arts & Preservation (GAP), was voted “Best Arts Festival” in 2015 by Phoenix New Times. It is a non-traditional "walking" and "discovery" community arts and preservation Festival.The Phoenix Annual Parade of the Arts, produced by Production Agency for Participatory Arts (PAPA), will bring their community-friendly arts parade to the event again this year, traveling south at 6pm from McKinley and Grand, and ending at Unexpected Gallery at 734 W. Polk Street.

Free parade registration takes place a half hour in advance for those vying for prizes; look for the PAPA table at the starting point. Local Grand Avenue businesses, galleries, art studios, and organizations with special events, will highlight their specialties, artwork, food, performances, music, and services.

DATE: Saturday, November 11th
FESTIVAL TIME: 11 AM - 10 PM MST
PARADE TIME: 6 PM - 7 PM MST
LOCATION: Historic Grand Avenue from 15th & Grand Avenues to Van Buren St.
PRICE: Free!
TICKETS: No Tickets, Free Event, Free Parking!

QUOTES, AND BLURBS

“The drummers from Fushicho Daiko were fabulous! They added a touch of authenticity to our evening, ‘A Night in the Forbidden City.’ People were fascinated by them and their talents.”

ARIZONA OPERA LEAGUE

“The program was fantastic… this was the best program I have ever seen at the Center. It was entertaining, as well as informative… this was the most enjoyable program we have had all year.”

DR. LARI YOUNG

DIRECTOR AT TEXAS TECH CENTER

MARGARET ADAMS

EDUCATION COORDINATOR, WEST VALLEY FINE ARTS COUNCIL
“Over 600 fourth graders were thrilled with your costumes, music and drama…I was thrilled and impressed with your (performance)… you’ve influenced these students’ art appreciation.”
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