JAPANESE TAIKO DRUMMING IN NEW HAMPSHIRE
HOKUTO TAIKO DOJO
After spending a decade training in the art of wadaiko (Japanese drumming) with master taiko drummer sensei Ishikura Takemasa, Jason Seymore made the decision in 2014 to leave his native Florida home and sow new roots in New Hampshire. After discovering that there were no schools or groups dedicated to Japanese drumming in the state, Jason made it his mission to bring the joys of taiko to the beautiful communities in New Hampshire. Today, Hokuto Taiko Dojo (translated to "northeast drumming school") is working hard as the first and only school for Japanese drumming in the state to create value in the local communities through education, performance, and cultural immersion. To learn more, please visit our About Us page.
As a 501(c)(3) organization, Hokuto Taiko Dojo's vision is to create a vibrant and diverse community of people in New Hampshire and New England who share the same passion and support of Japanese culture; to see a world come closer together through the sound and teaching of wadaiko (Japanese drumming).
Our mission is to provide and engage with local communities throughout the state of New Hampshire, and New England with the opportunity to learn more about Japanese culture through the art of "wadaiko" or, Japanese drumming, as well as other Japanese performing arts; with the intent on promoting positive images of Japanese culture and history, thereby promoting greater cross-cultural understanding of the country of Japan and its deeply-rooted heritage.
Hokuto Taiko Dojo is formally recognized as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. The school exists only to serve the communities of New Hampshire. Any and all support is greatly appreciated. If you would like to make a monetary contribution, please click the link below. Thank you in advance for believing in our mission and purpose!
WHAT IS TAIKO?
STEEPED IN HISTORY
Taiko has been an integral part of Japanese culture and society for centuries; used in local villages, temples, and the royal courts - taiko is regarded as an important part of the Japanese people.
NEWS & EVENTS
Stay up to date with news about the dojo, upcoming performances, special classes, and workshops!
JUNE 2018 DOJO CALENDAR!
Friday, June 9, 2018
Londonderry, NH - With summer right around the corner, things are beginning to heat up at Hokuto Taiko Dojo! Read more>
Sunday, February 18, 2018
Concord, NH - That's right! We have a new home located at the traditional Okinawan karate school, House of the Samurai in Londonderry, NH. Read more>