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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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  • 2019 Japan Parade! 

    All dressed up! What a Blast!

  • Tomodachi Daiko performs  at the 2019 National Law Enforcement Telecommunications System (Nlets) banquet.


  • 2019 Asian Culture and Martial Arts Expo

  • Bridge Builders of Anchorage ~ Meet the World 2019

  • Last night we meet with our web designer Shawn Gants, owner of Computer Professionals Unlimited, and brought out the big drums. What an amazing new friend TDI has found through the art and love of Taiko! Shawn you are part of our family now and we look forward to your return!...

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